The first message of the season from sunny Antarctica, from the first group of the 7 Summits Club

President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov reports from the Union Glacier camp in Antarctica: A message from Antarctica, from the Union Glacier camp. The Vinson-22 team. Today we got up at 6 am. At 7 o'clock the team went to the ... read more

President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov reports from the Union Glacier camp in Antarctica:

A message from Antarctica, from the Union Glacier camp. The Vinson-22 team.  Today we got up at 6 am.  At 7 o'clock the team went to the airport, where we were met by a comfortable Boeing. Each passenger here is entitled to 3 seats, a whole row. Therefore, our flight to Antarctica was successful, without any adventures. We flew over the Drake Strait for a long time and then saw through the portholes a snow-white continent surrounded by ice shelves and icebergs. On the edge were the mountains of Alexander Island.

The weather is really clear. Only a strong wind at high altitude. We landed gently, if you can say that about landing on bare ice. The Union Glacier camp was met with comfort and delicious food. Everyone happily began photographing Antarctica. Today they started sending groups to the Vinson Base Camp. We were supposed to take the second flight. We had lunch. The first two groups flew away.  And then they announce to us that today there is a strong wind at Vinson Base Camp and our flight is canceled. So we also had a delicious dinner. We put up our tents. And now we are getting ready for bed. We hope to fly to the mountains tomorrow morning. Guides Alexander Abramov and Artem Rostovtsev.

 

 

 

The international group of the 7 Summits Club flew to Antarctica

President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov reports from the plane: A new style. Now we fly on a Boeing. That it is comfortable to sit. And even sleep. There were also no windows in Ilyushin. And now we will be able to photograph ... read more

President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov reports from the plane:

A new style. Now we fly on a Boeing. That it is comfortable to sit. And even sleep. There were also no windows in Ilyushin. And now we will be able to photograph Antarctica and the Vinson Massif from an altitude of 10,000 m.

There are even flight attendants on the plane. They give nuts and show a movie. Amundsen and Scott's time is going away forever.

There will be no Internet for the next 2 weeks. And thank God! But we will send the news. Since the guides have 2 satellite communicators.

 

 

 

 

The international group of the 7 Summits Club is ready to fly to Antarctica

President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov reports from Chile: So three days of the restaurant-excursion and packaging-gathering life of our team in the glorious and beloved city of Punta Arenas are coming to an end. It is the ... read more

President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov reports from Chile:

So three days of the restaurant-excursion and packaging-gathering life of our team in the glorious and beloved city of Punta Arenas are coming to an end.  It is the southernmost city in South America. Everything is collected, PCR tests are passed, boarding passes are received.

Our team of 8 participants from 5 countries (India, Bulgaria, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Russia) is ready to fly to Antarctica on the Vinson Massif. Also, two participants are flying with us, whose goal is the South Pole. Tomorrow the flight is scheduled for 8 am. According to the forecast, the weather is windy. The guides of the 7 Summits Club are Alexander Abramov and Artem Rostovtsev.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The start of the Antarctic season of the 7 Summits Club. Alexander Abramov and Artem Rostovtsev arrived in Punta Arenas

President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov reports from Chile: The season of expeditions of the 7 Summits Club in Antarctica begins. Guides Alexander Abramov and Artem Rostovtsev flew to the best city in South America, Punta Arenas. ... read more

President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov reports from Chile:

The season of expeditions of the 7 Summits Club in Antarctica begins. Guides Alexander Abramov and Artem Rostovtsev flew to the best city in South America, Punta Arenas. Lena Abramova was already waiting for us here. On the plane, quite by chance, we were sitting next to the owner of Adventure Consultants Guy Cotter. We have already met him many times in Antarctica and on Everest.

Now work is underway: to check and pack equipment, purchase products. Everything needs to be scrupulously checked and packed. After all, there are no shops in Antarctica, and if we forget something, no one will help us.

The day after tomorrow, December 4th, the first our team flies in. In it we have 8 participants on the Mount Vinson and 2 participants for ski trip to the South Pole. The season of Antarctica begins!  In the season there will be a second group to the highest peak of Antarctica - Vinson Massif, also 8 people, and two more participants will go to the highest volcano of Antarctica – Mount Sidley.

Guides Abramov Alexander and Artem Rostovtsev. And our permanent manager of Antarctica Lena Abramova.