The main part of the first group of the 7 Summits Club on the Ojos del Salado volcano set off in jeeps

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile: January 3. All salute from Chile! Some more news from Abramov's group. This morning another member of the expedition arrived. She is a well-known blogger and an ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile:

January 3. All salute from Chile!  Some more news from Abramov's group. This morning another member of the expedition arrived. She is a well-known blogger and an aspiring mountaineer (participant of a recent expedition to Manaslu). At noon, a cavalcade of five SUVs set off from the Chilean resort town of Baia Ingles to the Atacama Desert to meet adventures! The group managed to make friends during yesterday's day spent tasting Chilean delicacies and wines.

Abramov, Dorojukov, Bogomolov and two places in turn for those who want to (with good driving experience) set off today behind the wheel of SUVs. Nikita Slotin meets two more participants tomorrow and they immediately go to catch up with their group.

And I'm meeting my participants tomorrow. Our departure to Atacama is scheduled for January 6th.

 P.S. - what will happen to the connection in Atacama is still unclear. There is no connection in the desert, but Abramov bought some Starlink from Elon Musk. Let's see if it will work in Atacama....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A group of the 7 Summits Club arrived in Chile to climb the Ojos del Salado volcano. Sergey Bogomolov is with us

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile: Salute to all from Chile! Today, a large group led by Alexander Abramov and supported by Alexander Dorojukov and Nikita Slotin finally arrived in Atacama and gathered ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile:

Salute to all from Chile! Today, a large group led by Alexander Abramov and supported by Alexander Dorojukov and Nikita Slotin finally arrived in Atacama and gathered at the festive table. Alex Abramov solemnly announced the official start of the expedition. Then the legendary Russian climber Sergey Bogomolov took the floor. He climbed 13 out of 14 eight-thousand meters and in the summer of 2023 he plans to climb K2 as part of the team of the 7 Summits Club, which he left to complete the project of 14 eight-thousand meters.

Sergey told many interesting stories from his rich mountaineering life - about joint ascents with Anatoly Bukreev, about Bashkirov's tragic death on Lhotse, about several of his attempts on K2 from different sides. Everyone listened with their mouths open. As a result, we decided that we would help Sergey Bogomolov to publish a book about his ascents.

Today we devoted the day to protein saturation - we ate live scallops with fried octopus.  And tomorrow - departure to Atacama. Everyone is looking forward to it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of super-guides of the 7 Summits Club has completed preparations for arrival of groups on the Ojos del Salado volcano

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile: Saludos desde Chile! Greetings to all from Chile from the super-guides of the 7 Summits Club! Since January 1, a team of guides has gathered here in the area of the ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile:

Saludos desde Chile!  Greetings to all from Chile from the super-guides of the 7 Summits Club! Since January 1, a team of guides has gathered here in the area of the Atacama Desert to prepare for the season of expeditions to Ojos del Salado. For two days our team made purchases, checked equipment, prepared jeeps. Today, the first large group arrives in Copiapo in the morning. We're going to meet her. The adventure begins!

Super guides of the 7 Summits Club - Alex Abramov, Lucy Korobeshko, Sasha Dorojukov, Nikita Slotin, Elena Abramova.