Team of Alex Abramov waiting for the plane at the base camp of Vinson

Hello! This is Alexander Abramov. Late last night, we went down to the base camp of Vinson Massif. All participants and two guides feel fine. Now we have only one flight to Union Glacier. Everything is complicated by the fact that the ... read more

Hello! This is Alexander Abramov. Late last night, we went down to the base camp of Vinson Massif. All participants and two guides feel fine. Now we have only one flight to Union Glacier. Everything is complicated by the fact that the weather was bad at the base camp, a permanent fog, clouds. And so now here we sit almost daily, waiting for the plane, waiting for a  weather gap...

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Team 7 Summits Club made a successful ascent to the highest peak in Antarctica!

Alex Abramov from Antarctica: Hello! Today, on Christmas Day, the 25th , our entire team (4 members and 2 guides) climbed Vinson Massif. They are: Catherine,  Alexander, Dmitry, Ganga (Gangaamaa Badamgarav from Mongolia) and two guide ... read more

Alex Abramov from Antarctica: Hello! Today, on Christmas Day, the 25th , our entire team (4 members and 2 guides) climbed Vinson Massif. They are: Catherine,  Alexander, Dmitry, Ganga (Gangaamaa Badamgarav from Mongolia) and two guide Alex Abramov and Vladimir Kotlyar. The team we have strong, but on the top there was a very strong wind. That is, the wind storm and very cold. So we stood at the top of just 5 minutes, and immediately went down ... Well, now everything is good. The team is all in the High camp. And tomorrow we supposed to descend from the High to the Low camp and then to the base camp.

All is OK!

 

 Goodbye!

Wait for new posts!

 

 

 

The team went 21 kilometers per day for Ilyas birth, the South Pole is getting closer

Good afternoon! Lyudmila Korobeshko, ski expedition "The last two degrees." So this is the fourth day of our expedition comes to an end. The first day, we walked 7 kilometers. The next day - 17. Yesterday it was very cold and windy, we ... read more

Good afternoon! Lyudmila Korobeshko, ski expedition "The last two degrees." So this is the fourth day of our expedition comes to an end. The first day, we walked 7 kilometers. The next day - 17. Yesterday it was very cold and windy, we walked 15 kilometers and stopped earlier than planned. Because we're cold and tired. Today, Dec. 24, in our group, the birthday of one of the participants, Ilyas. He was 21 years old. And in honor of this event, we decided to go 21 kilometers. Make him a gift. We were able to fulfill it. We walked 21 km today. However, in the end, it turned out about 9 hours of travel. Today it was a little warmer. Probably somewhere minus 20-25, the wind was also relatively strong.

Today is the day of Christmas and the birth of Elias. All right, slowly drawn into the rhythm. I would like to continue to be held by 20 kilometers. Well, let's see if we will have it prepared.

 

In general, for all - Merry Christmas! Yere it is still December 24, 11 pm Chile, and  25th in Moscow. All, all is!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Alexander Abramov has climbed in the assault camp and preparing to go to the summit

Hi! Alexander Abramov from Antarctica. Today, our team has climbed to the High camp, the assault camp. Now we are sitting in tents, cooking dinner, that is, boiling water. We are in it to dilute the dry products, good quality. And tomorrow ... read more

Hi! Alexander Abramov from Antarctica.

Today, our team has climbed to the High camp, the assault camp. Now we are sitting in tents, cooking dinner, that is, boiling water. We are in it to dilute the dry products, good quality. And tomorrow morning we will take the ascent attempt. Like the weather is not so terrible. So wait for new messages. All feel fine. Bye!

 

 

 

Lyudmila Korobeshko from Antarctica: Group yesterday started towards the South Pole

   Good afternoon! It is Lyudmila Korobeshko saying from Antarctica. Now we are on the route. Yesterday we arrived by plane on the 88th degree, and we began to move. We were five people: me and four guys from Kazakhstan ... all ... read more

 

 Good afternoon! It is Lyudmila Korobeshko saying from Antarctica. Now we are on the route. Yesterday we arrived by plane on the 88th degree, and we began to move. We were five people: me and four guys from Kazakhstan ... all sport-athletes. Yesterday we went only 3 hours, it is about 7 kilometers. Today we started at 9 am and went to almost 5 pm. Not much, 17 kilometers, but it is for the first day, in general, not bad. Along the way, we broke two fixtures, but fortunately we had a replacement. If something else breaks, already we will have to invent something. Yesterday it was warm enough, somewhere minus 21. Today in the evening there is more cold, I think, somewhere minus 25 - minus 30.

 Basically, it's okay, we're moving on.

 Greetings and Happy Holidays!

 

 Information KazGeo: - Coordinates of the first nights: S 88 26.3931 19.1222 W 32 - Altitude: 2563 meters. - Average rate: 3.1 km / h. - Weather: nice, gentle breeze. – Distance: 7.6 km.

 

 

Alexander Abramov from the Lowe camp at Vinson: Antarctica - the land of amazing contrasts!

Hello! Alexander Abramov from Antarctica, Vinson Massive. Today we managed to get through to the Lower camp -  this is the next camp for the base. Here we set up tents. Today's weather is great, the sun shines, warmly. Tomorrow the ... read more

Hello! Alexander Abramov from Antarctica, Vinson Massive. Today we managed to get through to the Lower camp -  this is the next camp for the base. Here we set up tents. Today's weather is great, the sun shines, warmly. Tomorrow the plan we are making a deposit in the upper, High camp and went down to the base. We will start at 12 am and will go down as planned at about 11 at night. Imagine - it is one of the most warm time of day, warm and sunshine, perfect. We have dinner and again at two in the night go to bed. At about 3 am  in the camp comes shade and the temperature became  about minus 25 - minus 30. Therefore, it is desirable to spend this time inside the tent. The temperature inside lowed to minus 15 degrees. At am 11-30 the sun came and  am Midday there is plus 20 in tents!

Here's our Antarctica!

 We're going to rest, there is already 2 am!

For a while! We all are fine, everyone feels great.

 

 

 

 

Bad weather prevented the team of Alexander Abramov fully implement the plan for day

Hello! Alexander Abramov from Antarctica, from the base camp Vinson. Yesterday evening, our team arrived in the base camp ... And today, we tried to pick up our things to the next camp at a height of 3200 meters. This camp, called Low Camp. ... read more

Hello! Alexander Abramov from Antarctica, from the base camp Vinson. Yesterday evening, our team arrived in the base camp ...

And today, we tried to pick up our things to the next camp at a height of 3200 meters. This camp, called Low Camp. But bad weather and heavy fog prevented us from doing so. So we left our stuff in the middle of the way. And tomorrow we will make an attempt to get to the Low camp.

In general, everyone is happy, we eat well ... a lot of sleep

 

Ludmila Korobeshkos team was ready to fly on the route. And the flight took place!

Posted by on 20 December.  It is Ludmila Korobeshko from Antarctica. Now our team .... We are still at the Union Glacier. Weather in the South Pole is not very good: about minus thirty degrees plus strong wind. Still, we hope to fly ... read more

Posted by on 20 December.

 It is Ludmila Korobeshko from Antarctica. Now our team .... We are still at the Union Glacier. Weather in the South Pole is not very good: about minus thirty degrees plus strong wind. Still, we hope to fly tomorrow. Today we had another training session. Almost 2 hours we ran 10 kilometers with a load with a sledge. The boys, of course, all young and strong, a true athlete.

 

Ilyas - one of the leading athletes in skyrunning in Kazakhstan.

Magzhan - the organizer of the project, the Kazakh expedition to Antarctica, the traveler ... as a serious climber. Daulet - the doctor of the expedition, is also quite skilled, young.

And Yuri - a very experienced traveler, an experienced climber...

 

 

All the guys are strong  and we hope that we will be able to made the "The last two degrees" in a fairly rapid pace. Because in fact, the time we have is not so much ... Wemust to catch up to the third of January back ...

 

 In general, everything goes well. Today we are finally distributed all public cargo. And tomorrow we hope to fly to the starting place.

 

Best regards,  Luda.

 

According to kazgeo.kz site. The team is already on the starting position:

 

! Ski expedition was launched immediately after the flight from the Antarctic station Union Glacier at 88 degrees. In this first day the teammade about 7 kilometers ...

 

Team of Alexander Abramov has equipped the base camp at the foot of Mount Vinson

Message of December 20th, 6 am.  Hello! This is Alexander Abramov from Antarctica. Today, on December 19th, our team finally arrived as planned on Vinson Massif. Here, at the base camp, a few days the weather was bad, but today we ... read more

Message of December 20th, 6 am.

 Hello! This is Alexander Abramov from Antarctica. Today, on December 19th, our team finally arrived as planned on Vinson Massif. Here, at the base camp, a few days the weather was bad, but today we were  lucky, all arrived at the scene. A team of Kazakh (Magjan and Ilijas)  by the same plane flew back to the Union. They're going to go to the South Pole with Ludmila Korobeshko by program Last two degrees. So we swapped.

  We arrived to the base camp and started to equip it. We have put  sleeping tents and then we put our big new tent for the kitchen. In it, we put a chic table, everything turned out fine ....

We are all well planned out, brought rugs, plywood, so we are very pleased with themselves. Then there was a very good dinner with chicken vegetables soup. And  for the second dish, there were cutlets with buckwheat.

Plus, we brought and put cake, which also happy to eat for dinner.

 

In general, everything is fine. The weather is good. Tomorrow we're going to try to reach the High camp to make a deposit.

 

In general, we are fine, everyone is happy.

 

Alexander Abramov and Vladimir Kotlyar from Antarctica. Bye!

 

 

 

The first report of Alexander Abramov from Antarctica: we were lucky and arrived at the Union Glacier

Hello! There is Alex Abramov from Antarctica. Today, two significant events happened. The first event today, our two teams - one that goes to the South Pole, the last two degrees, and the second, the team at the peak of Vinson, arrived in ... read more

Hello! There is Alex Abramov from Antarctica. Today, two significant events happened. The first event today, our two teams - one that goes to the South Pole, the last two degrees, and the second, the team at the peak of Vinson, arrived in Antarctica. We caught the window.

 In Antarctica, the weather was bad. It seems that today was the so-called "eye of the cyclone." Later in the evening the weather turned bad again. Tomorrow we are promised bad weather. Thank God, we have in Antarctica at Union Glacier and we will  now waiting for the flight to Vinson Massif. In the base amp of Vinson Massif there are  several groups that also have not been able to get to the Union Glacier  camp, because everything is covered with clouds. Nevertheless, our entire team of 9 people flew to Antarctica and it is a happy event.

 The second happy event. Today, December 18,  it is exactly 50 years from the day of the first reaching the top of the Mount of Vinson. It took place December 18th, 1966. American Expedition members  wre the first.

 So we're a little bit today commemorated this date. Well, in general, we have serious plans. Tomorrow will tell the new news. While we were comfortably settled in Union Glacier camp.

 Everybody, bye!

 

 

 

 

Our two groups successfully landed on the ice of Antarctica. We are waiting for new information

The flights of the two groups of the 7 summits Club went well. Although Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila, Korobeshko not sent us information. Confirmation: satellite data on the movement of groups of Kazakhstan, which Luda will lead to the ... read more

The flights of the two groups of the 7 summits Club went well. Although Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila, Korobeshko not sent us information. Confirmation: satellite data on the movement of groups of Kazakhstan, which Luda will lead to the pole. And the message of Vern Tejas, who flew with our on the same plane... He's going to fly to Vinson immediately and it is possible that the group Alexander Abramov with him today fly to the base camp at the foot of the highest mountain of the continent.

 

We can monitor the movement of the Pole group here:

 

http://kazgeo.kz/projects/sp2016/marshrutsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our teams in Punta Arenas are ready to fly, we already received our boarding passes

Hi all, here is Vladimir Kotlyar.  Today our team visited Fort Bulnes, the first settlement on the shore of the Strait of Magellanic. Now it is restored monument to the history of development of the region. Place, in my opinion, ... read more

Hi all, here is Vladimir Kotlyar.

 Today our team visited Fort Bulnes, the first settlement on the shore of the Strait of Magellanic. Now it is restored monument to the history of development of the region. Place, in my opinion, charged some special energy.

 

 

 After visiting the fort we were at the briefing in the office of the ALE. Before briefing the Japanese team gave amateur theatrical performance on Chekhov's play "The Proposal". The funny thing is that the piece played in Japanese, then translated the content into Spanish, and then sounded it to us in English, and then the play is Russian.

 Currently we receive boarding passes for our native IL-76, and tomorrow, if local gods give local weather window, we start to Antarctica !!! -

 

 

 The flight mode))))

 

 That  we ended the preparations for the expedition, collected equipment, food purchased, got a pair of kilograms .  In the morning  we could fly to the icy continent. I will be gone for a month from the radar, because in Antarctica there is no internet.

 All Happy New Year!

 Kindness, love, and bold dreams!

 

 

Lyudmila Korobeshko:

 Motors and heart tightly sheathed. All collected, packaged, weighed. About 300 kg of the whole burden of our ski expedition to the South Pole. In 12 hours ALE promise to take us  in the heart of Antarctica. Later – all communication is only via satellite phone.

 All of the upcoming holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two groups of the 7 Summits Club arrived in Punta Arenas, preparing a landing in Antarctica

Today two teams of the 7 summits Club came to Punta Arenas. One group is going to Vinson, under the leadership of Alex Abramov and Vladimir Kotlyar. The second group is  for the "Two last degree", 220 km to the South pole. Leader ... read more

Today two teams of the 7 summits Club came to Punta Arenas. One group is going to Vinson, under the leadership of Alex Abramov and Vladimir Kotlyar. The second group is  for the "Two last degree", 220 km to the South pole. Leader – Lyudmila Korobeshko. Now we have two days of training and 18 th December we should fly to Antarctica.

 

And yet: good food and fresh air.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Punta Arenas preparation for landing in Antarctica continues

Lyudmila Korobeshko: Preparing to fly to Antarctica is in full swing. We check all equipment and at the same time divide it (as long as no fights). After all, at the Union we will have to divide it - Volodya and Sasha fly to Vinson, and I ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko: Preparing to fly to Antarctica is in full swing. We check all equipment and at the same time divide it (as long as no fights). After all, at the Union we will have to divide it - Volodya and Sasha fly to Vinson, and I will go in the direction of the South Pole. Two degrees is not one degree!

 

 

 

Vladimir Kotlyar: Today, Sasha and Luda introduced me to Russian pilots, board a team of IL-76! Interesting people, both as of  adventure books! The commander and the radio operator Anatoly and Alexei have two hundredth landing on the ice a few days ago, and today we have noted it with an excellent lamb !!! Thank you guys for your hospitality and  for the  great day!

 

 

 

Some views of Punta Arenas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first report from the Far South. Our guides in Punta Arenas

A team of the 7 Summits Club guides arrived to Punta Arenas. We met the Kazakh team. Then we met Christine and her husband, Hannibal. And burrows ... Photos from the window of the hotel on the Strait of Magellan. Tomorrow we will have a ... read more

A team of the 7 Summits Club guides arrived to Punta Arenas. We met the Kazakh team. Then we met Christine and her husband, Hannibal. And burrows ...

Photos from the window of the hotel on the Strait of Magellan. Tomorrow we will have a tough day. It is necessary to check all equipment.