We have updated the registration system on our website, please check your dates

We finished the next stage of development of our Internet projects (our sites). We have made several important changes and improvements. And it is made for you, our friends. First of all, we changed the registration system. In this regard, ... read more

We finished the next stage of development of our Internet projects (our sites). We have made several important changes and improvements. And it is made for you, our friends. First of all, we changed the registration system. In this regard, we ask you to review your own data, which were transferred from the previous version of registration. Inform us if you have any problem with registration.

Also, now you can join not only the "7 Summits" project, but also  you could  register your achievements in other projects, namely:

Snow Leopard

14 Eight-Thousanders

7 Volcanoes

3 Poles

A new is a total ranking of member - a summary from all these projects. We also added "additional" peaks and objects to these projects ...

And you can leave now your comments to news and articles. It is very important to us. On the one hand, we are happy just to hear from each of you. On the other hand, we look forward to use your comments to improve quality of our publications.

To register your achievements in projects use following links

Russian version http://klub7vershin.ru/enter/

English version http://7summits-club.com/enter/

Evening party of 7 Summits Club was a great success

September, 30 we had a traditional evening meeting friends of 7 Summits Club. At this time, a record number of people came to hear reports on our expeditions. The famous mountain climber, winner of the Piolet d'Or Jury Koshelenko was the ... read more

September, 30 we had a traditional evening meeting friends of 7 Summits Club. At this time, a record number of people came to hear reports on our expeditions. The famous mountain climber, winner of the Piolet d'Or Jury Koshelenko was the chief guest. He spoke about his expeditions to Peru and the Pamirs. Then our guides were made with tales of his expeditions, we have shown films and pictures. Victor Bobok and Oleg Banar sang songs, we gave prizes for the best slogan for the club, played the lottery etc…

Photos from the party – full gallery is here >>>>>>>

 

 

 

 

Next week, our office works in Dahab on the Red Sea

 Sunday we have dedicated rest of the night flight. On Monday, all done exersizes (almost all), had breakfast, swim and started to work. Communication, of course, not ideal, but we will try all to hear and to answer everybody. And ... read more

 Sunday we have dedicated rest of the night flight. On Monday, all done exersizes (almost all), had breakfast, swim and started to work. Communication, of course, not ideal, but we will try all to hear and to answer everybody. And most importantly, we have already started to discuss the further development of the Club. The days to employees of 7 Summits Club: Alexander Abramov (president), Lyudmila Korobeshko (Director), Victor Bobok, Lyudmila Ivanova, Olga Rumyantseva, Tatiana Stukalova and Alexandr Yelkov will work in Dahab. We will not be in Moscow, but we remain in touch.

The programme of conference The development of mountaineering in Caucasus. State and business. The strategy of development

The group of companies “SLON” invites you to international Conference “The development of mountaineering in Caucasus. State and business. The strategy of development”. The Conference will be conducted from 20th to ... read more

The group of companies “SLON” invites you to international Conference “The development of mountaineering in Caucasus. State and business. The strategy of development”. The Conference will be conducted from 20th to 22nd September in hotel “Balkaria” which is near Elbrus. Also the annual heat VI International Elbrus Race will be started. You can see the programme of the Conference below.

The aim of following Conference is to support the progress of business-structures of Caucasian region, to discuss the questions of tourism advance and to fix the main lines of development of the mountaineering industry and extreme sports. The participants of the Conference are the members of state structures, the administration of the region, sports organizations, international business-companies.

The themes of the Conference:

• Mountaineering as the main trend of tourism in Kabardino-Balkaria

• Investment in modern rescue technologies

• The safety of Elbrus: guarding the routs

• Support of mountaineering and rock climbing development in Kabardino-Balkaria

• Foreign experience of ascents for mountaineering progress in Caucasus

• Environmental public policy

• Projects that are conducted with the members of administration or business-companies: conditions, principles and procedures.

• The past, the present and the future of the mountaineering industry in Caucasus, and other themes…

About participation, sponsoring or information collaboration

Phone: +7 (495) 663 7213, +7 (916) 471 8620

E-mail: at@slon1.ru

The official site of the Cinference: www.elbrusforum.ru

The programme of the Conference

The first day. September, 20th.

10.00-11.00. Registration of participants. Salutatory coffee.

General condition of mountaineering in Caucasus.

11.00-11.15. The past, the present and the future of the mountaineering industry in Caucasus.

Alexander Fedorovskij, the President of Team Work Academy, the director of the group of companies “SLON”.

11.15-11.30. The opening speech of the Administration of Elbrus Region.

Kutman Sottaev, acting head of Administration of Elbrus Region.

11.30-12.00. Mountaineering as the main trend of tourism in Kabardino-Balkaria.

The present level of development of mountaineering.

The difficulties of mountaineering progress.

What is coming. The analysis of mountaineering in Caucasus as a kind of business.

Ruslan Jappuev, deputy head of local Administration managing the municipal property and the tourism.

Successful business – safe business

12.00-12.30. Works against the avalanches on the routs of ascents.

The level of safety. The instruments of control.

Modern abilities of prevention of avalanches.

Sergej Kuznetsov, the main engineer of the Elbrus detachment of the North-Caucasian militarized service organized to struggle against avalanches.

12.30-13.00. Rescue operations in the mountains in Caucasus.

Successful experience of rescue.

Investment in modern rescue technologies

Boris Tilov, the chief of Search-and-Rescue Service in Elbrus Region.

13.00-13.30. The safety of Elbrus: guarding the routs.

The members of the Frontier Service.

13.30-18.00. Open Space. The time of free communication.

The second day. September, 21st.

Live Presentation

The mountain routs of Caucasus.

7.00-8.00. Meeting of the group in the hotel “Balkaria”.

8.00-14.00. Climbing the mountain Cheget.

On the top of the mountain you can enjoy magnificent views. Slight breakfast. Presentation of peaks and routs.

Instructor: Alexander Fedorovskij, the President of Team Work Academy, the director of the group of companies “SLON”.

14.00-15.00. Lunch.

15.00-15.30. Mountaineering as a part of the corporative culture.

The experience of corporative ascents.

Ludmila Korobeshko, Chief Executive Officer of 7 Summits Club.

Organisation of ascents.

15.30-16.00. Support of mountaineering and rock climbing development in Kabardino-Balkaria

Difficulties of development of the mountaineering industry.

Development of attracting aspects for tourists.

Attracting the investments.

Abdul-Halim Olmezov, the President of Mountaineering and Rock Climbing Federation of Kabardino-Balkaria.

16.00-16.30. Foreign experience of ascents for mountaineering progress in Caucasus.

How it happens in Himalaya, Argentina, America and Antarctica.

Alexander Abramov, the President of 7 Summits Club, Master of mountaineering of USSR, the member of Russian Geographic Society.

16.30-17.00. The development of sports tourism in North Caucasus.

The Rock Climbing Federation of Stavropol Territory.

19.00-21.00. Concert programme. Festal dinner.

The third day. September, 22nd.

Equipment

11.00-13.00. Representatives of tourist companies show their commodities.

13.00-14.00 Lunch

The circular table

Ecology

Protection and development

14.00-15.00. Themes for discussion:

Environmental public policy

Investment to the ecology as a way to develop the industry of mountaineering.

Projects that are conducted with the members of administration or business-companies: conditions, principles and procedures.

Ecological standards and systems of certification: state and independent.

Improvement of production by the use of ecological technologies.

Foreign experience and best Russian practices.

We invite you to the traditional meeting, party of the 7 Summits Club

June 24, we invite you to the traditional meeting, party of the 7 Summits Club. The results of our main expedition of year - Everest, as well as many other travel (Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Kilimanjaro, Morocco, Mount Elbrus, the North Pole, ... read more

June 24, we invite you to the traditional meeting, party of the 7 Summits Club. The results of our main expedition of year - Everest, as well as many other travel (Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Kilimanjaro, Morocco, Mount Elbrus, the North Pole, Kailash and other) ... Interesting and unexpected guests. Do not miss out, it will be interesting!

June 24, 2010, on Thursday, we invite all friends, acquaintances and strangers while on the traditional party evening 7 Summits Club! We invite everyone! Admission is free!

Videos, photos, stories of climbers, questions and answers, plans for the near and distant future. Dinner buffet , of course.

Thus, on 24 June at 20.00 in the shop "Activny Otdych" (Bask) to: Metro Prospekt Mira Str., Bolsh. Pereyaslavskaya, 7.

 

 

PROGRAM of XIII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL "Vertical"

PROGRAM of XIII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL "Vertical" May, 17 (Monday) 14.00-20.00 ul. Seleznevskaya 11, page 3 Memorial Museum of Y. Senkevich Accreditation 13.30-14.00 PRESS CONFERENCE for journalists 14.00-15.30 16.00 – 20.00 ... read more

PROGRAM of XIII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL "Vertical"

May, 17 (Monday)

14.00-20.00 ul. Seleznevskaya 11, page 3

Memorial Museum of Y. Senkevich

Accreditation 13.30-14.00

PRESS CONFERENCE for journalists 14.00-15.30

16.00 – 20.00 Festival Competition Film Screenings

«THE ICE SCULPTOR» (Switzerland)

«RIFT VALLEY – EPISODE 3: FROM HELL TO THE HOLY LAND» (Austria)

«AN ANGEL IN THE CLOUDS» (Italian)

 

May, 18 (Tuesday) 17.00-21.00 Academy of Emergency Ministry

17.00 – 21.00 Festival Competition Film Screenings

Festival Competition Film Screenings

«ECHO WALL» (UK)

«CLIMBING SPIRIT» (Italy)

«AN ANGEL IN THE CLOUDS» (Italian)

«LEAD ME IN THE SEA» (Russia)

«PICNIC OF FOURTH CATEGORY OF DIFFICULTY» (Moscow)

«WILD BALKANS» (Austria)

«ON THE TRAILS OF BLACK SEA SHORE COAST» (Russia)

«SECOND DISCOVERING OF ALASKA» (Russia)

«TO REACH» (Kyrgyzstan)

«LUNATIC» (Russia)

«THE FORTUNATE ONE» (India)

«BLACK RIDERS» (Russia)

«WINTER. PAINTINGS OF MOOD» (Russia)

“COUNTRY OF THE THREE TUNGUSKA" (Volgograd)

«BHUTAN – A SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS» (Slovakia)

«PUTORANA OR TRIP ON THE YENISEI TO THE COUNTRY OF BASALT SOMBRERO» (Russia).

«WILD BALKANS» (Austria)

«ON THE TRAILS OF BLACK SEA SHORE COAST» (Russia)

May, 19 (Wednesday) 14.00-20.00 Ski Club "Kant"

19.00 – 21.00 Festival Competition Film Screenings

«MOMENTS OF WINTER» (Russia).

“ATTENTION, MOUNTAIN" (Russia)

«SEZON» (Russia).

«MOUNT ST. ELIAS» (Austria).

 

May, 20 (Thursday) 14.00-20.00 RGUFKS&T (Sirenevy Bul. # 4)

Day of Mountaineering Films

17.00 – 21.00 Festival Competition Film Screenings

«MOMENTS OF WINTER» (Russia).

«MOUNTAIN OF HAPPINESS» (Ukraine).

«PRICE OF VICTORY - 2008» (Ukraine).

«ACOPAN TEPUI – MOUNTAIN OF GODS» (Germania).

«SEVEN EIGHT HUNDRED NINETY-THREE» (Ukraine).

«CLIMBING SPIRIT» (Italy).

«BEYOND THE WALL» (Italia).

«CARSTENSZ – THE SEVENTH SUMMIT» (Slovakia).

 

May, 21 (Friday) 13.00-20.00 RGUFKS&T (Sirenevy Bul. # 4)

«GRAVITY NEVER SLEEPS». (Switzerland).

«URUCA ( 5.12C R/X )». (Brazil).

«FISHERMEN AND THE SKY». (Ukraine).

«DIVERS». (Russia). 2009

«FREE SKI». (France).

«NICE ROPE JUMPING TEAM». (Russia).

«PARACHUTE DAY-SPRING». (Ukraine). 2009.

14.00 - 15.30 THE MAIN AWARDS CEREMONY.

PRESENTATION OF THE FILMS NOMINATED FILM FESTIVAL "VERTICAL"

SPECIAL GUESTS OF THE FESTIVAL:

Polar explorers and Dmitry and Matvey Shparo.

Travellers brothers Sinelnik.

World record holder in the weight-lifting Anatoly Yezhov.

"Endless Flight of Dmitry Maslennikov”. Special presentation. Famous paraglider.

Golden edelweiss – Award for the best climb of the Year. Mountaineering Federation of Russia.

Festival Competition Film Screenings:

«GRAVITY WORKSHOP». (Russia).

«WHITE NOISE». (Switzerland).

«MOUNT ST. ELIAS» (Austria).

«SEZON» (Russia).

“EXPEDITION RA-RA-1 AND 2 "(Norway).

«REAL STORY» (Moscow).

“UNDERWATER ADVENTURES. CONFESSIONS OF A DIVER "(Moscow)

 

 

May. 22 (Saturday) 13.00 - 20.00 RGUFKS&T (Sirenevy Bul. # 4)

13.00 – 14.30 Festival Competition Film Screenings:

«AMBASSADORS OF MONTENEGRO» (Slovenia).

«CALL OF MOUNTAINS» (Republic of Dagestan).

«FOREST BELL» (Moscow).

«KPD» (Moscow).

14.30 - 16.30 Movie Review of the Russian Competition

Awarding of the winners of the Russian Competition

"THE ARCHIPELAGO OF COLÓN (Moscow)

"GORBIACHIN-2009" (Moscow)

"THE ROAD TO THE SEA" (Moscow)

"LAND QUECHUA" (Moscow)

"TRUE COURSE" (Narofominsk)

"KAZBEK SOLO" (Vladikavkaz),

"THE WORLD NEXT DOOR" (Ukraine)

"OASIS IN THE DESERT" (Moscow)

"EASTER ISLAND" (Krasnoyarsk)

"ISLANDS, VOLCANOES IN ITALY" (Moscow),

"PLATEAU UKOK: ALEPH REALITY" (Vladikavkaz),

"SUNDAE" (Kamchatka), "SHORT STORY" (Kemerovo)

"TALES OF THE TEREK FORESTS" (Moscow)

"UZUNKOL – WINTER IN SUMMER" (Krasnodar).

17.100 – 20.30 Festival Competition Film Screenings:

«INFINITE FLIGHT TO CLOUD».(Russia).

"EXPEDITION CONTINUES" (Moscow).

"SUNDAE". (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky).

"MAN FROST” (St. Petersburg)

«THE URALS» (Wild Russia Series, Part Ii) (Germany).

«LOST TEMPLE» (Israel).

“AROUND THE PLANET BY-OFF ROAD 4x4” (Russia).

«THE ASCENT TO THE STONE AGE» (Russia).

«MOUNT ST. ELIAS» (Austria).

«THE ROAD TO HEAVEN» (Ukraine).

«HELP» (Russia).

«FEVER» (Russia).

Party of the 7 Summits Club was fantastic, thanks Rozov, Alferov .... Everyone!

  Perhaps it was the best party in the history of the 7 Summits Club. First of all, thanks to famous Russian skydiver and basejumper Valery Rozov, which came out three times on the podium. His presence inspired all the other speakers ... read more

 

Perhaps it was the best party in the history of the 7 Summits Club. First of all, thanks to famous Russian skydiver and basejumper Valery Rozov, which came out three times on the podium. His presence inspired all the other speakers be concise and accurate time. For the first time, our guides have prepared almost all the reports in the form of slide-films. The technical level is growing. It was so interesting that the guests could not find time to come to the table.

Valery Rozov showed two films and in the conclusion of the evening played the main prize - a certificate for a parachute jump in tendeme with Valery Rozov. This is a real auction. Three of the most deserving on the same evening jumped along with Valery Rozov. See photo. Do not think that we played out of people. Valery Rozov personally agreed with each of the winners of the joint jumping.

In the party we summed up the competition for the best story about your ascent to one of the SEVEN SUMMITS. The Winner Vadim Alferov from Voronezh personally come for the main prize - a certificate on any trip to the 7 Summits Club par 1000 USD!!!

Seeing this, the Everest Expedition 2010, leader Alexander Abramov, guides Nikolai Dmitrievich Cherny, Sergei Larin, Maxim Bogatyrev, Mount Everest, as well as Victor Bobok to the North Pole, and the other guides in Nepal, Tibet and other territories have turned bright and memorable. In June, we all hope to gather for final meeting.

 

 

 

 

Elbrus traverse from south to north - new way to enjoy it

7 Summits Club is the first adventure company starting to run a totally new Elbrus climb, which includes crossing the Elbrus Col (5300m) from the southern side to northern one. It means you go up from the bustling, noisy and more or less ... read more

7 Summits Club is the first adventure company starting to run a totally new Elbrus climb, which includes crossing the Elbrus Col (5300m) from the southern side to northern one. It means you go up from the bustling, noisy and more or less civilized Baksan Valley and descend into the calm and quiet wilderness of the northern foothills. From there you will go for several hours in a 4WD vehicle across the high and bare northern pastures offering the superb views of the ranges of West and Central Caucasus.

Elbrus climb with traverse from south to north, 10 days

Special for 7 Summits Club members

Price: 1 290 EUR.

Days 10 / Nights 9
July 24 - August 02;

July 31 - August 09;

With best local guides

 

If asked about the highest and most dramatic mountains of Europe nine out of ten Europeans will answer “the Alps”. Yet, the grandest and by far the highest mountain chain of Europe (seven summits over 5000m plus Mt.Elbrus with its 5642m) is the Caucasus stretching between the Black and Caspian seas in the continent’s south-eastern corner.


 And undoubtedly, Mt. Elbrus, this white double-headed dormant volcano, is the highest, most beautiful and most alluring mountain in Russia.
Last but not least: it will take you just 7-8 hours to get from Moscow to this Seven Summits peak… 


The fact that Elbrus is the highest point in Europe suffices for many to go and climb it. Yet, this obvious attraction is not the main one, for Elbrus belongs to a handful of mountains with a very special and irresistible kind of beauty which lies in their shape and setting. Most of them are volcanoes, such as Fujiyama, Ararat and Kilimanjaro, and like all these, this mountain is a world apart. It stands 11km north from the Main Range and exceeds its neighbors in height by 1200-2000m. The views from both the summits are breathtaking: to north it is a rolling carpet of
pastures veiled by the blue haze of distance and on all the other sides the sea of snowy peaks. It is said that through the clear air of autumn you can see both the Black and Caspian seas.

 

Elbrus from the North

 

 

7 Summits Club - January's expedition

The New Yew started with the growth of activity. A record number of 7 Summits Club's expeditions held in January. All of them were successful. Here's a summary of them: 1. Expedition to the highest point of Africa - Kilimanjaro. Group as a ... read more

The New Yew started with the growth of activity.

A record number of 7 Summits Club's expeditions held in January. All of them were successful.

Here's a summary of them:
1. Expedition to the highest point of Africa - Kilimanjaro. Group as a whole has risen to the top.
2. In January There were three expeditions to the highest point of South America - Aconcagua. In two expeditions all participants reached the summit. In the third expedition 11 out of 12 people reached the.
3. New Year's expedition to the highest point of Australia - Kosciuszko. All people reached the top. Also as part of the expedition was an active motor race on New Zealand.
4. Expedition to the volcanoes of Ecuador. The whole team summited the volcanoes Chimborazo and Cotopaxi.
5. Closing of the traditional 7 Summits Club expedition to Antarctica. One group had reached the South Pole, passing more than 100 kilometers. A second group climbed to the highest point in Antarctica - Vinson Massif. And the third group to passed more than 300 km from Base Camp Vinson Massif to sea level.

7 SUMMITS TO SEALEVEL WORLD RECORD of NOEL HANNA.

Our friend and partner Noel Hanna, Northern Ireland based adventure sports trainer and endurance athlete finished his project named 7 SUMMITS TO SEALEVEL. It means climbing Seven summits of the world's highest peaks, followed by seven ... read more

Our friend and partner Noel Hanna, Northern Ireland based adventure sports trainer and endurance athlete finished his project named 7 SUMMITS TO SEALEVEL. It means climbing Seven summits of the world's highest peaks, followed by seven arduous and top-speed descents to Sea Level. Almost five years, seven continents, thousands of column inches in media coverage - and one goal in sight, a new entry in the Guinness Book of Records.

 

Noel Hanna, 42 is no stranger to nature's extreme challenges. He has competed in many of the world's most grueling endurance races such as, The Marathon Des Sables, Deathvalley 135, Discovery Eco-challenges and Himalayan 100 miler to name just a few.

For Noel Hanna, a man to whom challenge is a familiar friend, the quest was to go much further than previous expeditions - and add a dimension to the Seven Summits Challenge that would test, push, demand and enthrall: to follow each summit expedition with a race to Sea Level by man-powered means and accompanied by an observer from the Guinness Book of Records.

A seasoned mountaineer and endurance athlete, who is also a consultant advising endurance event organizers on course design and expedition logistics, Noel began his challenge in 2005 from Aconcagua.

In spring 2005 Noel Hanna and his wife Lynn joint an expedition of Everest organized by 7 Summits Club and led by Alex Abramov. Despite a setback on his first ascent Everest in 2005, when an eyesight problem forced him to turn back just one mile from the summit, he has relentlessly pursued.

Next year, again with Alex Abramov, they return to Everest North Face. 21st May 2006 he leave camp 2 at 0130 hrs for summit climb. Arrive at summit at 0945 hrs.

Except of his 7 SUMMITS TO SEALEVEL program Noel and Lynn Hanna joint 7 Summits Club for following project:

2009 Climbed to the summit of Mt.Everest 8848mts ( south side).

2009 Climbed to summit of Mt. Elbrus 5642 mts Russia.

On December 2009 Noel left for a 7 week expedition in Antacrtica with a team of 7 Summits Club. 22th of December 2009.Noel with our guide Victor Bobok has climbed Mt.Vinson 4897 mts After some days in Christmas they started for almost 300 km skiing to the sea at Hercules inlet. It takes 8 days to finish 4th of December in Patriot Hills.

 

Noel Hanna and his wife Lynn on Elbrus

2006 after Everest

 

With Nikolay Cherny on Everest 2009

Dec 09/Jan 10 : MOUNT VINSON,

Antarctica

Autumn 2008 : CARSTENSZ PYRAMID,

Australasia, Indonesia

Descent to sea level, Nabire in 11 Days 9 hrs 5 mins

Jul 2007 : ELBRUS,

Europe, Russia

Descent to sea level, the Black Sea in 4 days, 22hrs, 50m.

May 2007 : DENALI,

North America, Alaska

Descent to sea level, the South Pacific Ocean in 10 days, 20 hrs, 30m.

Dec 2006 :KILIMANJARO,

Africa, Tanzania

Descent to sea level, the Indian Ocean in 37hrs, 44m.

May 2006 EVEREST,

Asia, Tibet - Nepal

Descent to sea level, the Bay of Bengal in 16 days, 23hrs, 15m.

Jan 2005 ACONCAGUA,

South America, Argentina

Descent to sea level, the Pacific Ocean in 28hrs, 23m.

Link with UCF:

Noel is linking this final leg of his Guinness Book of Records summit to sea level challenge attempt to his ongoing fundraising for UCF. He will be building on the total raised for the charity by the Personal Everest project.

Noel expedition log onto www.7summits2sealevel.com