Congratulations to our guides on the successful ompletion of the school of mountaineering instructors in Bezengi!

Andrey Berezin, guide of the 7 Summits Club: the school of mountaineering instructors in Bezengi camp is completed.  All cadets of the school received a certificate of graduation, and now it remains to obtain a certificate of ... read more

Andrey Berezin, guide of the 7 Summits Club: the school of mountaineering instructors in Bezengi camp is completed.  All cadets of the school received a certificate of graduation, and now it remains to obtain a certificate of mountaineering instructor to undergo training of initial  climbers. The final days passed as one in a series of tests and exams. Today our course has gone home. I want to express my gratitude to the 7 Summits Club on behalf of the guides club (Alexander Lastochkin, Boris Yegorov, Alexander Dorozhukov, Andrey Berezin), received the opportunity to take a course.

 

 

 

For those who want to make history themselves! Unique project. Autumn doublet: Everest + Lhotse in a single expedition

We are pleased to announce that this fall the 7 Summits Club  will organize a unique expedition "Two in one": Everest and Lhotze for one trip. Alexander Abramov held talks with the Nepalese authorities and received "good" from them. ... read more

We are pleased to announce that this fall the 7 Summits Club  will organize a unique expedition "Two in one": Everest and Lhotze for one trip. Alexander Abramov held talks with the Nepalese authorities and received "good" from them.  Our Sherpa team is ready to hang fixed ropes through the Khumbu icefall and ensure the safety of climbers. We received good and "safety" option to overcome the icefall, that is, given permission for the transfer by helicopters people and cargo immediately to the camp 2, at the beginning of the Western Cwm.

 We invite to take part in our expedition the boldest and most daring climbers!   It's a rare chance to go down in history. After all, in the fall climbers rarely climb Everest and Lhotse, and these two peaks in one expedition in the fall has not yet been "conquered".

 Programs with prices will appear on the site in the coming days…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Kenya. Photos and videos from Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko

Group  of the 7 Summits Club - Alexander Abramov, Maxim Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko climbed the most popular of the peaks of Mount Kenya, Point Lenana (4985 m). After our management was convinced of the good quality of service ... read more

Group  of the 7 Summits Club - Alexander Abramov, Maxim Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko climbed the most popular of the peaks of Mount Kenya, Point Lenana (4985 m). After our management was convinced of the good quality of service provided by the local staff,  they visited  one of the national parks. There they made a unique video of transporting the guilty elephant from one national Park to another…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valery Rozov is killed... Tragedy occurred on Mount Ama Dablam...

  We think of Valery, remember and mourn! We had the good fortune to work and be friends with this star person. Valery Rozov was a constant participant of our expeditions, he tried to be at all our meetings, often just visited our ... read more

 

We think of Valery, remember and mourn! We had the good fortune to work and be friends with this star person. Valery Rozov was a constant participant of our expeditions, he tried to be at all our meetings, often just visited our Club. And we appreciated that and believed that with him nothing will happen, believed in his prudence, his method, his star...

 

 

 

Alexander Abramov: Valery has done so much in your life.... a huge number of ascents and expeditions. I'm trying to remember everything. And more  and more I remember. A huge number of achievements, incredible projects. It must be that a critical mass has accumulated.

 

 

Alexander Abramov: it's a reminder: the mountain is not a game. Be careful. Take care of yourself and take care of your friands and members of expeditiions. How Valera was careful! How he all verified 10 times... Please check all 11 times!

 

 

They were the first! Alex tested on employees of the 7 Summits Club a ritual presentation of medals FOR SUMMIT

The 7 Summits Club started the development and production of medals for ascents on each of “the 7 summits”. Today there was the first presentation of the medal for climbing Kilimanjaro. And practicing the ceremony of awarding ... read more

The 7 Summits Club started the development and production of medals for ascents on each of “the 7 summits”. Today there was the first presentation of the medal for climbing Kilimanjaro. And practicing the ceremony of awarding the medals. Medals are awarded in a festive atmosphere by dressing on the neck of each participant. Medals are only given to the summit climbers. Its will be  not sold and not given. To every coin is issued a certificate signed by the guide. At presentation of the medal women made curtsey and kiss a guide. Men stand a thank-you on one knee. These rules must be explained by the guides prior to delivery. The certificate must be completed and signed by the guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you all! The 7 Summits Club celebrated its anniversary in a circle of friends, in a great location. MANY PHOTOS

October 20, Friday, the 7 Summits Club celebrated its 10th anniversary in the restaurant "Korchma Taras Bulba", at our friend Yuri Beloyvan. The evening passed very quickly and we can't believe we had so much to hear and see. Thank you ... read more

October 20, Friday, the 7 Summits Club celebrated its 10th anniversary in the restaurant "Korchma Taras Bulba", at our friend Yuri Beloyvan. The evening passed very quickly and we can't believe we had so much to hear and see. Thank you friends who came to congratulate us! Thanks to those who sent greetings to other types of communication! Thanks to the staff of the restaurant!

 

Among other things, highlight the following presentations:

 

1. Opening remarks of Yuri Beloyvan (owner of Korchma Taras Bulba) with a story about his Seven summits and friendship with our Club.

 

2. The performance of Natalia Smirnova (our permanent participant in the most difficult and interesting, including "pioneering" expeditions) with the story of the campaign under Manaslu.

 

3. Video clip of our guide Vladimir Kotlyar about climbing Manaslu.

 

 

4. Congratulations from our partners and friends from around the world..

 

 

5. The performance of our guide and high-altitude doctor all Everest expeditions Sergey Larin with a story about our new project - 14 eight-thousanders. Next summer we organize an expedition to Gasherbrum-II

 

6. The story of Lyudmila Korobeshko with the announcement of our fall HELICOPTER expedition to the Karstensz.

 

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Evening dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the 7 Summits Club and the summing up of the season will take place on October 20th at the restaurant "Taras Bulba". We invite all!

  Birthday of the 7 Summits Club – a traditional event that without a very good reason you have not miss! But this time – it will be our first big anniversary! 10 YEAR!   We invite all friends and those who want to be ... read more

 

Birthday of the 7 Summits Club – a traditional event that without a very good reason you have not miss! But this time – it will be our first big anniversary! 10 YEAR!

 

We invite all friends and those who want to be our friend, October 20, on Friday. Beginning at 19-30

The meeting place restaurant Korchma "Taras Bulba", address - Sadovaya-Samotechnaya 13/14

 

Prepare in advance, free evening for meeting friends!

 

 

Faces of friends in the photographs of Roman Reutov. Gala Evening of the 7 Summits Club, April 12

Everest summiter of 2016, a professional photographer and an athlete actively practicing  in our Mountain School -  it is Roman Reutov. Thanks to him for the wonderful photos that fully reflect the friendly character of the ... read more

Everest summiter of 2016, a professional photographer and an athlete actively practicing  in our Mountain School -  it is Roman Reutov. Thanks to him for the wonderful photos that fully reflect the friendly character of the evening of the 7 Summits Club  and happiness, which is to meet friends.

 All photos, and there are 50 it, you can see here >>>>>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAIN EVENT OF SPRING Gala Evening of the 7 Summit Club, dedicated to the departure of the group on Everest ...

On April 12, on Wednesday, the 7 Summit Club conducts its traditional evening dedicated to the departure of our team for Everest.   First time in a new place and in a new format!     We are waiting for you at the Trade Center ... read more

On April 12, on Wednesday, the 7 Summit Club conducts its traditional evening dedicated to the departure of our team for Everest.

 

First time in a new place and in a new format!

 

 

We are waiting for you at the Trade Center Tsvetnoy - on the 6th floor ...

The presentation starts at 19.00.

 

In the program:

Alexander Abramov, the permanent leader of all our Everest expeditions and the president of the 7 Summit Club, will talk about the peculiarities of the attempt to climb this year and will present the team ...

 

 

Valery Rozov will tell about his records in  basejumping: from the slopes of Mount Everest ...

And for the first time about a new record - a jump from the top of Cho Oyu ...

 

 

Ivan Dusharin will share his memories of climbing K2, a legendary mountain, even steeper and more difficult than Everest ....

 

Festival "Seven Summits", summer 2017, Elbrus, Russia. Press release

Dear friends!  The 7 Summits Club announces for the summer of 2017 a new festival dedicated to the program of climbing the highest peaks of all continents - "Seven Summits".    Dates of the festival: June 24th to July 2th, ... read more

Dear friends!

 The 7 Summits Club announces for the summer of 2017 a new festival dedicated to the program of climbing the highest peaks of all continents - "Seven Summits".

  

Dates of the festival: June 24th to July 2th, 2017

Location – Polyana (Glade) Azau in Terskol village, the slopes and the summits of Mount Elbrus.

 

The festival will consist of two parts.

 

The Official Part:  29th June – 2th July

 Meeting of climbers on the "Seven Summits", the presentation of medals and diplomas, awarding ceremony.

 

The Informal Part: 24th June – 29th June

Mass ascent on Elbrus, setting a Guinness record.

 

 We want to make the main event of the festival a gala evening with the presentation of medals "All Seven Summiter" and the relevant certificates. All Russian SevenSummiters will be invited, as well as special guests, the climbers on the "Seven Summits" from the various countries of the world.

 

  But no less important, we believe…

 

A mass ascent on The Mount of Elbrus

 

 

In order to establish the Guinness record for the number "seven summits climbers" gathered together on the same mountain.

 

 Also in the festival program scheduled: speed races (competitions) on Elbrus, presentations and guest speaking, exhibition of photographs, best films and movies awarding, cultural program ...

 

And a lot of communication with fans to collect the summits in an informal atmosphere.

 

To participate in the festival "Seven Summits", except for Russian climbers  we will invite to the first Seven Summits climbers from each country, first  of the project, as well as other authors of unique achievements. We expect coming many interesting guests, new acquaintances, “a sea of communication”!

 

We would be grateful for any comments and suggestions for the organization of our festival.

 

 Program here

 

 Especially welcome sponsorship!

 

Write to us at: info@7summitsclub.com

 

 

IMPORTANT!!! The new address of the 7 Summits Club Maly Karetny Pereulok, 10

Friends, on Wednesday, December 7, our office is closed.  We're moving into a new office. On Thursday, December 8, 2016 and later, the office of  the 7 Summits Club will operate at  Maly Karetny Pereulok, 10     ... read more

Friends, on Wednesday, December 7, our office is closed.

 We're moving into a new office. On Thursday, December 8, 2016 and later, the office of  the 7 Summits Club will operate at

 Maly Karetny Pereulok, 10

 

 

 

 

 

Attention!!! The 7 Summit Club are moving closer to the center of Moscow

 Due to the expansion and opening of the new perspective directions, the office of the 7 Summits Club changes dislocation and moves closer to the center.   New address: Maly Karetny, 10     We hope to finish our moving ... read more

 Due to the expansion and opening of the new perspective directions, the office of the 7 Summits Club changes dislocation and moves closer to the center.

 

New address: Maly Karetny, 10

 

 

We hope to finish our moving till December 7th.

 

In this regard, small delays with answers by mail are possible. But we will try to respond as much as possible to all letters and calls even in the course of moving …

 

 

 

FIRST ASCENT AWARD from Masha Gordon

 In September 2016 GRIT&ROCK announced a launch of an annual international FIRST ASCENT EXPEDITION PRIZE to enable female first ascents. The award, the largest of its kind globally, will fund a female-led expedition team up to the ... read more

 In September 2016 GRIT&ROCK announced a launch of an annual international FIRST ASCENT EXPEDITION PRIZE to enable female first ascents. The award, the largest of its kind globally, will fund a female-led expedition team up to the amount of GBP5,000. The aims of the annually awarded prize is to promote and encourage female participation in pioneering alpine ascents. The Award is open to individuals and climbing teams with majority female participation and is meant to provide funding for those who need it most.

 

The application deadline is January 31, 2017. The jury comprising Victor Saunders, Catherine Destivelle, Lydia Bradey and Lise Billon will choose a winning project by March 1, 2017.

 

 

To learn more, please download the award document here

  

or contact us at award@gritandrock.com

 

 

 

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The Alpinist magazine:

 

Masha Gordon, the founder of Grit & Rock, explains: "During my Explorers Grand Slam record bid [She holds the female speed record—Ed.], I spent over a hundred days in various base camps around the world where I have encountered quite a few budding female alpinists in commercial groups doing normal routes on high altitude peaks," Gordon said. "That contrasted with very few independent women climbers who were part of the teams launching alpine-style ambitious summit bids. That made me wonder about the disconnect. I looked at the history of Piolets d'Or, the Oscars of Alpinism, and discovered that in its twenty-four-year-long history it has been won only twice by women. Fewer women alpinists get sponsored as brand athletes.... As a result, women get less expedition experience and, perhaps, dare less, feeling unqualified. This vicious cycle creates an unintended high-altitude glass ceiling. Our $6,000 First Ascent Expedition Grant was designed to act as a catalyst to encourage more competent female alpinists to launch their first ascent bids."

Gordon said she wasn't sure how much interest there would be when she announced the grant. "Our fear was that we would get few applications," she said. "So far, the queries we've had came from highly competent climbers. So far, so good!"

The selection panel consisting of Lydia Bradey, Catherine Destivelle, Victor Saunders and Lise Billon will award the first prize in February. Bradey was the first woman to summit Everest (8848m) without supplemental oxygen in 1988. Destivelle did an eleven-day solo first ascent on the Petit Dru (3732) in 1991, the Destivelle Route (VI 5.11b A5, 800m), and the following year she became the first woman to complete a solo ascent of the Eiger Nordwand, which she did in winter in 17 hours in 1992, among many other climbing feats. Saunders is still blazing new routes in alpine style at age 66, which he did earlier this month on Sersank Peak (6050m) with Mick Fowler in the Indian Himalaya. Billon is a 2016 Piolet d'Or recipient for the second ascent of Cerro Riso Patron (2550m) in Chile via a new route called Hasta las Webas (AI5+, M5, ED- 1000m), which she climbed with Jerome Sullivan, Diego Simari and Antoine Moineville.

 

[Photo] Masha Gordon collection[Photo] Masha Gordon collection

"If we can encourage women to think outside of the box, lead their own expeditions and explore routes in remote parts of the world, it would be a fantastic achievement," Bradey said.

"Our Foundation's goal is to help raise a generation of brave and confident girls through the power of [the] outdoors," Gordon said. "These girls need role models. This prize is aimed at helping create them."

Photos and videos from lecture on South America. Lyudmila Korobeshko and Olga Rumyantseva

November 24, the 7 Summits Club held a lecture in our office on the Grand Pereiaslavskaya street. Lyudmila Korobeshko was the keynote speaker, she spoke about his impressions of the visit to South America, told interesting facts. She gave a ... read more

November 24, the 7 Summits Club held a lecture in our office on the Grand Pereiaslavskaya street. Lyudmila Korobeshko was the keynote speaker, she spoke about his impressions of the visit to South America, told interesting facts. She gave a lot of useful information about the organization of trips to Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. Olga Rumyantseva helped Lyudmila, she spoke about her favorite area - Patagonia. Thanks to everyone who came and listened! We hope for new meetings and joint travel...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birthday of the 7 Summits Club. The evening was a success, thanks to everyone who came! Thank you all!

 On 13 October there was the traditional evening dedicated to the birthday of the company 7 Summits Club. We are very pleased that every year more and more people come to congratulate us, welcome us and each other, coming to see old ... read more

 On 13 October there was the traditional evening dedicated to the birthday of the company 7 Summits Club. We are very pleased that every year more and more people come to congratulate us, welcome us and each other, coming to see old friends, learn new, learn, eat, drink, rest after work and so on... We think that the vast majority were satisfied and they reluctantly leave the room. However, the room is small, it is what it is. What to do? Don't know yet.

 

 

Lyudmila Korobeshko opened the evening, on the rights of the Queen

 

 

Alexander Abramov (the King) gave the floor to Sergei Larin, who told how the expedition under his leadership ahead of time rose to the top of Cho Oyu.

 

 

 

Igor and Natalia Smirnova, as members of the expedition, added to the report  emotions and own photos...

 

 

 

The most great time were given to Oscar Konyukhov. The Audience listened to his story with open mouths, and after the guests filled up the lecturer with questions. Buying information on a record flight around the world in a balloon, carried out by Fedor Konyukhov paint, all new bright colors.

 

 

Leader and trainer of the program "Altitude" Alexander Yakovenko reported about the great success of this project (five peaks per season).

 

 

 

Vladimir N. Shataev presented a certificate "Snow leopard" another hero of our time - Dmitry Moskalev.

 

 

 

 Artem Rostovtsev spoke briefly about the competition on trailrunning in the Crimea. We are very grateful to him for introducing us to running sports activities:

 

 

 

Well, to the delight of many fans and lovers of the Crimea, we saw the first public performance of our Crimean teachers rock climbing Natalia Kartashova. She, of course, was worried. But performed brilliantly. Many, I am sure, listening to her story on the background of the Crimean types on the screen began to change their plans and to embed them in another visit to the Crimea.

 

 

 

The second speech, Oscar Konyukhov was shorter, but no less interest. This time it was about two new projects of his Father Fyodor. As usual, it should be supercandy: rise above all in a hot air balloon (in the stratosphere) and down below all in the Marianas trench.

 

 

As usual after a fun lottery where lucky to even those who've never had much luck, alas the time has come to part...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Until next time, friends !

We invite everyone, all at a Gala Evening dedicated to the birthday of the 7 Summits Club!

The event will be held on October 13th  on Thursday, beginning at 20:00. The 7 Summits Club celebrates its birthday and invites you to share the feast of all his friends and those who would like to become a friend. We invite you to our ... read more

The event will be held on October 13th  on Thursday, beginning at 20:00. The 7 Summits Club celebrates its birthday and invites you to share the feast of all his friends and those who would like to become a friend. We invite you to our office ul. Bolshaya Pereyaslavskaya, 7. Metro Prospekt Mira.

 

 

In the evening we will tell about our key expeditions of 2016, we summarize the results of several months of travel and climbing programs. You will find a meal and attention from the owners.

 

 

 

 

We present  main guests of the evening:

  

Oscar Konyukhov, the son and Manager of the greatest Russian traveler, tells about the organization of the expedition Fyodor Konyukhov  "balloon Flight around the world."

 

The participant of expeditions 7 summits Club, master of sports Alexander Yakovenko will speak about the project team's Vysota. Russian national team on high-altitude mountaineering, which this year closed the project "Snow leopard" five peaks in one summer.

 

We will also welcome the members of our expedition on Cho-Oyu this year, leader Sergei Larin. They had just come back from the Himalayas and will tell, how was the ascent.

 

We invited Natalia Kartashov our wonderful guide and instructor on the Crimean rocks. She's in the capital of many friends and we hope that they will not miss the opportunity to see her...

 

 

Natasha will tell us about the adventures of a team of 7 summits during the Big autumntrip to the Crimea. In particular, we share the impressions about participation in a unique race Crimea X Run - hard tests, an unforgettable experience!

  

Come, really looking forward to meeting You!

 

 

 

 

The 7 Summits Club opened the season of lectures: Alexander Tishkov told about Nepal

   Season of lectures open, opened successfully. Club Manager of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Tishkov read the first lecture. We heard a detailed account of the fact that it is important to consider when planning a trip to ... read more

   Season of lectures open, opened successfully. Club Manager of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Tishkov read the first lecture. We heard a detailed account of the fact that it is important to consider when planning a trip to Nepal. All of the most curious and interesting points, some historical facts, trekking routes and much more.

It was very interesting. Thanks to everyone who came to see us. It was nice to see the face inspired by the desire to travel, to conquer the peaks and discover new corners of this planet.

We are waiting for the next session on October 13 on the Gala evening of  the 7 Summits Club - birthday! Details about the Gala evening ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We invite everyone, all at a Gala Evening dedicated to the birthday of the 7 Summits Club!

The event will be held on October 13th  on Thursday, beginning at 20:00. The 7 Summits Club celebrates its birthday and invites you to share the feast of all his friends and those who would like to become a friend. We invite you to our ... read more

The event will be held on October 13th  on Thursday, beginning at 20:00. The 7 Summits Club celebrates its birthday and invites you to share the feast of all his friends and those who would like to become a friend. We invite you to our office ul. Bolshaya Pereyaslavskaya, 7. Metro Prospekt Mira.

 

 

In the evening we will tell about our key expeditions of 2016, we summarize the results of several months of travel and climbing programs. You will find a meal and attention from the owners.

 

More Details will be soon

 

That's how it was a year ago:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distinguished guests at our office: Ecuadorian guide Edgar Parra and his protege Tom Biksler from US

Our partner in Ecuador, the famous local guide Edgar Parra, who is also founder and director of his own company, brought to office a very interesting person. This is his client, his client from the United States, from California. His name ... read more

Our partner in Ecuador, the famous local guide Edgar Parra, who is also founder and director of his own company, brought to office a very interesting person. This is his client, his client from the United States, from California. His name is Tom Biksler. 42-year-old American is living with a diagnosis of diabetes type 2 and besides suffered a serious operation for Crohn's disease.

 

 

Formally, he is twice the invalid. He is not just a living, he had come to climb Mount Elbrus. The highest peak of Europe should be a third of his planned collection "Seven summis". Tom is going to become the first diabetic to complete this program. While in his collection there are Kilimanjaro - 2012, and Aconcagua - 2013. Trying to climb Mount McKinley in 2015, ended in failure due to prolonged bad weather:

 

Tom Bixler at McKinley. 2015. Without top.

 

 

 

 

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"Everest Golden double". Two friendly party in a row of 7 Summits Club. June 23th - in Moscow. June 24th - St. Petersburg

We are going to celebrate, thank each other, telling stories that you have not heard, and show on the screen what you have not seen. The protagonists of the expedition to Everest in 2016 will be on the stage, you will be able to ... read more

We are going to celebrate, thank each other, telling stories that you have not heard, and show on the screen what you have not seen. The protagonists of the expedition to Everest in 2016 will be on the stage, you will be able to congratulate them.

 

 The 7 Summits Club expedition under the leadership of Alexander Abramov ended with great success: 27 people climbed to the top of Mount Everest! 15 members + 12 Sherpas. Several participants went to the North Col, as planned. The main thing - all returned home safe and sound. It was established several record achievements for Russia, Europe and the World!

 

 

We invite all our friends!

  

Free admission

Moscow:

Most Pereyaslavskaya 7

7 Summits Club (store Outdoors)

beginning at 20.30 on Thursday 23 June.

 

 

St. Petersburg:

Big Pushkarskaya 30

The bar-restaurant Discovery

beginning at 18.30

 

 

 

Heroes who have returned from Everest, talk about how the expedition took place in 2016.

 The crew of the first channel by Valdis Pelsh studio led daily (even a minute) survey of what is happening. The guys promise to show some of the footage.

In several records were set during this expedition.

This will be a separate story.