A new group of the 7 Summits Club has arrived in Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania: Hello everyone from Tanzania! Today, a new group of the 7 Summits Club arrived at Kilimanjaro Airport to begin climbing the mountain of the same name. However, due to ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania:

Hello everyone from Tanzania! Today, a new group of the 7 Summits Club arrived at Kilimanjaro Airport to begin climbing the mountain of the same name.  However, due to circumstances, so far only half of the participants were able to get to the beginning of the route. We hope that tomorrow we will all get together and start climbing Kilimanjaro.  The new group was met at the airport by the participants of the previous group, who, after climbing, arranged a well-deserved rest in Zanzibar. That's how the continuity of the groups turned out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club " Lucky Chyk-chyryk" completed the program in Kilimanjaro

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania: So Lucky Chyk-chyryk African adventures are over. Today the whole group flew away: someone at home, someone in Zanzibar. This week we became very friends, and it was a ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania:

So Lucky Chyk-chyryk African adventures are over. Today the whole group flew away: someone at home, someone in Zanzibar. This week we became very friends, and it was a shame to break up. But we hope to meet again. In the mountains. Or not in the mountains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Lucky Chyk-Chyryk" made a successful ascent on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania: Today our Lucky Chyk-chyryk group in full force ran up, ascended, crawled to the top of Kilimanjaro. The weather decided to test us. And it was un-African cold. ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania:

Today our Lucky Chyk-chyryk group in full force ran up, ascended, crawled to the top of Kilimanjaro. The weather decided to test us. And it was un-African cold. Everyone was frozen, despite the good clothes and warm down jackets. That's how Africa is. And yet we endured everything and reached the summit. For which they were rewarded with incredible views and beautiful glaciers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Lucky Chyk-Chyryk" climbed up to the Kosovo camp, at midnight a start to the assault on the summit of Kilimanjaro

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania: Hello to all from the Lucky Chyk-Chyryk group! Today we moved up to the Kosovo assault camp at an altitude of 4900 meters. Now it remains only to rest for a few hours ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania:

Hello to all from the Lucky Chyk-Chyryk group! Today we moved up to the Kosovo assault camp at an altitude of 4900 meters. Now it remains only to rest for a few hours before the assault and go out at midnight to climb Mont Kilimanjaro. Everyone's mood is moderately combative. We hope that everything will work out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Lucky Chyk-Chyryk" climbed to the Karanga camp, passing the famous Baranko Wall

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania: The group "Lucky Chyk-Chyryk" sends greetings from the Karanga camp from a height of 4020 meters above sea level! Every day we are getting closer to the summit. In ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania:

The group "Lucky Chyk-Chyryk" sends greetings from the Karanga camp from a height of 4020 meters above sea level! Every day we are getting closer to the summit. In fact, we have one step left before the assault camp. And everyone is already a little worried. But, in the same way, everyone was worried yesterday, looking at the incredible Baranko Wall, which we had to climb today. However, everything turned out to be not so terrible. And slowly-slowly, or as they say "pole-pole" here, we all crawled to the top of the wall, and then walked a long way to the Karanga camp.

The weather today decided not to test us. It started to rain exactly fifteen minutes after we arrived at the camp. Due to the rain, the acclimatization rotation had to be canceled. We decided that we had acclimatized well enough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Lucky Chyk-Chyryk" climbed to the Baranko camp, having passed the Lava Tower in bad weather

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania: The Lucky Chyk-chyryk band sends greetings from the Baranko camp from the slopes of Kilimanjaro! Today was a difficult, but very beautiful and eventful day. The ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania:

The Lucky Chyk-chyryk band sends greetings from the Baranko camp from the slopes of Kilimanjaro! Today was a difficult, but very beautiful and eventful day. The morning greeted us with the sun, a beautiful sunrise and a view of the summit of Kilimanjaro.

On this day, we had to climb the Lava Tower, gaining 800 meters of altitude, and then descend to the Baranko camp, dropping almost everything we had gained. Today the weather decided to test our strength. On the way to the Lava Tower, we got into the snow with the wind, and on the descent - in the rain. But you can't scare us like that.

 

 

Together with our guides, we sang songs and shouted chants: "One team - one dream!" and so on, ending with the invariable "chyk-chyryk! Hakuna matata!" So if you hear this from the guides on Kilimanjaro now, don't be surprised.

Thanks to the extraordinary team spirit, friendly support and inexhaustible optimism, our super team overcame all difficulties and came to the Baranko camp.  Everyone feels normal, and I would like to hope that it will be even better by morning, because this will be our second night at an altitude of 3900.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Lucky Chyk-Chyryk" climbed to the camp Shira of the Machame route on Kilimanjaro

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania: News from Tanzania from the Lucky Chyk-Chyryk group. Today was the second day of our climbing Kilimanjaro. And this day continued to delight us with beautiful views ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania:

News from Tanzania from the Lucky Chyk-Chyryk group. Today was the second day of our climbing Kilimanjaro. And this day continued to delight us with beautiful views and excellent weather.

In the morning we got acquainted with the whole team that works with our group. In total, 47 people are with us - guides, cooks, waiters, camp attendants, porters. Therefore, we are surrounded by their care and attention from morning to evening.

Today we came out of the rainforest zone and climbed through an area called Moorland. In fact, it's not a wasteland at all. On the way we saw many beautiful and very unusual plants. By lunchtime we climbed to a height of 3900 meters and came to the second camp - Shira, which is located in an incredibly beautiful place. Everyone feels good. Even better than yesterday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Lucky Chyk-Chyryk" climbed to the first camp of the Machame route on Kilimanjaro

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania: Greetings to all from Tanzania from the Lucky Chyk-Chyryk team! This morning we packed up, left something, took something with us, and left our hotel to start ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania:

Greetings to all from Tanzania from the Lucky Chyk-Chyryk team!  This morning we packed up, left something, took something with us, and left our hotel to start climbing Kilimanjaro, the summit of which could be observed in the morning right at the hotel.

On the way to the gates of the national park, we sang songs and came up with the name of the band. As a result, after a bad debate and voting, friendship won, so the team got a double name.

The Belarusian branch of our group asks to send greetings to Slava Komisarenko, whose "Chyk-Chyryk" became half of the name of the group.

 

 

Then we started climbing to the first camp. We walked more than 10 kilometers, gained 1200 meters of altitude. It was not easy, but the views of the fabulous forest greatly brightened the way and softened the hardships.

It took us a little over five hours to reach the Machame camp. Everyone feels different. But everyone is cheerful and cheerful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7 Summits Club group begins its route to the summit of Kilimanjaro with a briefing and equipment check

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania: Hello everyone from Tanzania! Today our big, cheerful, but not yet named group has gathered in full. After a short rest from a long journey (some took more than a day ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania:

Hello everyone from Tanzania! Today our big, cheerful, but not yet named group has gathered in full. After a short rest from a long journey (some took more than a day to get to Tanzania), we held a short briefing and checked the equipment. Everyone's equipment turned out to be in order. Briefing too. We all met at the welcome dinner. Everyone told about themselves. It turned out that the group gathered very different, but very enthusiastic and interesting people. Tomorrow morning we start climbing Kilimanjaro on the most, in my opinion, picturesque route - Marangu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from the ascent and descent. The group of the 7 Summits Club "Nine Knights" returned safely from the ascent on Kilimanjaro

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania: Jumbo! Today the program included the descent and awarding of climbers. The group "Mashujaa Tisa" (Nine Knights) of the 7 Summits Club has finished its Whiskey ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania:

Jumbo! Today the program included the descent and awarding of climbers. The group "Mashujaa Tisa" (Nine Knights) of the 7 Summits Club has finished its Whiskey route... that is, Machame Route! The knights escaped quickly, beer and champagne were waiting at the gate, everyone is happy! In the evening, medals are waiting for their heroes! Guides Avtomonov Sergey and Fedyunin Evgeny.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group "Nine Knights" of the 7 Summits Club made a successful ascent on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

The guide of the 7 Summits Club, Yevgeny Fedyunin, reports from Tanzania: Rise at midnight, exit at one, we will try. One of the knights, unfortunately, dropped out. The rest of the members of the group "Mashuta Tisa (Nine Knights) of ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club, Yevgeny Fedyunin, reports from Tanzania:

Rise at midnight, exit at one, we will try.  One of the knights, unfortunately, dropped out. The rest of the members of the group "Mashuta Tisa” (Nine Knights) of the 7 Summits Club and two guides reached Uhuru peak 5895 m quite cheerfully in 6 hours!

At 10:00 we went back to the Kosovo assault camp, rested and ate. And again, the dry season plays its role - snow and rain up to 3800 meters above sea level of the Millennium Camp. But, despite this, all the participants of the ascent were satisfied! Tomorrow departure to the hotel and awarding party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Nine Knights" has climbed to the Kosovo camp and is ready to go out for the night assault on Kilimanjaro

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania: 19.01. Jambo Rafiki! Today the Group "Mashujaa Tisa (Nine Knights)" of the 7 Summits Club moved to the assault camp of Kosovo 4800m. Something is not working out with ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania:

19.01. Jambo Rafiki! Today the Group "Mashujaa Tisa (Nine Knights)" of the 7 Summits Club moved to the assault camp of Kosovo 4800m. Something is not working out with the dry season... in the camp of Barafu 4600m there was a snow grain, which continues to pour into Kosovo! Otherwise, everything is fine, the group is positive, we will try to climb the Mountain at night! Guides Sergey Avtomonov and Evgeny Fedyunin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Nine Knights" passed the Baranko wall and reached the Karanga camp

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania: Jambo Rafiki! In the morning, the Mashujaa Tisa (Nine Knights) group of the 7 Summits Club overcame the Baranko wall - the main technical obstacle of the entire route! ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania:

Jambo Rafiki!  In the morning, the Mashujaa Tisa (Nine Knights) group of the 7 Summits Club overcame the Baranko wall - the main technical obstacle of the entire route! The fog has returned again... the boundless lava fields of Kilimanjaro fascinate with fabulous views! By lunchtime we got to the Camp Karanga 4030m and here we turned on the rain with cereals. Two streams run through the tent-canteen. Serge closes the group, he still has an hour to go, so much fun. But dinner, as always, is wonderful! And  all knights are happy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Nine Knights" passed through the Lava Tower to the Baranko camp

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania: Jumbo Rafiki! The first minus degree at night, but a clear morning and bright Sun! Again, cool views of the Kilimanjaro massif and Mount Meru 4562m. The group "Mashujaa ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania:

Jumbo Rafiki! The first minus degree at night, but a clear morning and bright Sun! Again, cool views of the Kilimanjaro massif and Mount Meru 4562m. The group "Mashujaa Tisa (Nine Knights)" of the 7 Summits Club continues its Machame Route. In 3 hours we gained 900m and went to the Lava Tower 4640m, there is lunch.

And yet, they gave fog, drizzle and grits... Well, and to those who did not believe in pole pole, the mountain sickness knocked, not much, but made it clear what height and speed are! The descent from the Lava Tower, into the valley of the Senecio grass palms and Camp Baranco 3900m, was slower.  We are waiting for dinner now! Everyone is tired, but happy. Guides Sergey Avtomonov and Evgeny Fedyunin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Nine Knights" climbed to the camp Shira of the Machame route on Kilimanjaro

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania: Jumbo Rafiki! We still hope that the dry season has come Sunny morning.. Morning Sir, coffee please! Life is good! Everyone feels great, their appetite is fine! The ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania:

Jumbo Rafiki!  We still hope that the dry season has come… Sunny morning.. Morning Sir, coffee please! Life is good! Everyone feels great, their appetite is fine! The group "Mashujaa Tisa (Nine Knights)" of the 7 Summits Club, after greeting and the performance of the escort team, moved along the rocky path between the heather thickets to the next point of our route - the Shira plateau 3750m. Only a little fog was given from Moorland… We were on the Shira plateau by 13-00, not to mention triathlon lovers who came to the camp before noon! While you relax.. after lunch, let's go for a walk on the plateau, for the best acclimation! Guides Sergey Avtomonov and Evgeny Fedyunin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Nine Knights" goes on the route of climbing Kilimanjaro

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania: Hello everyone, from the slopes of Kilimanjaro! The group "Mashujaa Tisa (Nine Knights)" of the 7 Summits Club is ready to start! The last preparation and departure to ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania:

Hello everyone, from the slopes of Kilimanjaro!  The group "Mashujaa Tisa (Nine Knights)" of the 7 Summits Club is ready to start! The last preparation and departure to the Gate Machame Route. The jungle is calling again!  Today we are going to a height of 3000 meters. Guides Sergey Avtomonov and Evgeny Fedyunin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Akukaracha" successfully descended into the valley after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania: Jambo! Today is the descent and the award ceremony. The Akukaracha group of the 7 Summits Club decided that Kilimanjaro would just us let go. But the "dry season" made ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania:

Jambo! Today is the descent and the award ceremony. The Akukaracha group of the 7 Summits Club decided that Kilimanjaro would just us let go. But the "dry season" made a joke again, and turned on a rainstorm in the jungle!

It was fun before the gate, and at the exit champagne and Kilimanjaro beer! There were medals in the evening..  Guides Avtomonov Sergey and Fedyunin Evgeny.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Akukaracha" made a successful ascent on the Mount Kilimanjaro

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania: Midnight rise, "hard night eating", everyone is grumbling a little ... The group " Akukaracha" of the 7 Summits Club begins night preparation ... the exit was scheduled ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania:

Midnight rise, "hard night eating", everyone is grumbling a little ... The group " Akukaracha" of the 7 Summits Club begins night preparation ... the exit was scheduled for 00-00! We reached Stella Point (5756 m) right cheerfully, at 5-30 we were on the crater! A little tea and then pole pole…

At 7-00, the whole group and guides Sergey Avtomonov and Evgeny Fedyunin were at the top of Uhuru Peak 5895 m. Unlike the New Year's fuss, it was possible to take a picture and send greetings home! Only one participant set herself a high-altitude threshold of 4700, you can't argue with her health! By 9-30 we went down to the Kosovo assault camp, had a short nap, lunch, and today we need to drop another kilometer of altitude. We go further, to the Milenium camp 3800 m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Akukaracha" is resting in the assault camp of Kosovo, at night they go out to climb summit!

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania: Today, the Akukaracha Group of the 7 Summits Club moved above the main assault camp Barafu 4600m to the Kosovo camp 4800m. We climbed a little higher for ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania:

Today, the Akukaracha Group of the 7 Summits Club moved above the main assault camp Barafu 4600m to the Kosovo camp 4800m.  We climbed a little higher for acclimatization, had lunch, now relax. On the night of the assault! The Akukaracha group of the 7 Summits Club, under the guidance of guides Sergey Avtomonov and Evgeny Fedyunin, is ready to climb Uhuru peak 5895m in the Kilimanjaro massif!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Akukaracha" climbed the Baranko wall and reached the Karanga camp

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania: Jambo Rafiki! Today, the Akukaracha group of the 7 Summits Club, without traffic jams, overcame the Baranko wall in 1.5 hours - much more pleasant than in the New ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Tanzania:

Jambo Rafiki! Today, the Akukaracha group of the 7 Summits Club, without traffic jams, overcame the Baranko wall in 1.5 hours - much more pleasant than in the New Year's collapse! The only negative is the constant fog, and as a result, the lack of cool views and photos. On the way, we saw the consequences of the great October fire, the result of careless handling of fireworks - a very sad sight! We got to the camp Karanga 4030m by lunch.

After a very hearty lunch, fruit, guacamole... we hardly went for an acclimatization walk higher from the bivouac. And the food here is great! The whole group is happy!