Dear EverestNews.com, November,
22 started the unique expedition of 7 Summits Club Russia to Antarctica under
Alex Abramov leadership. Three groups are take part in the expeditions. More
than 20 people will try to climb Mount Vinson.
November, 22. Today started the unique expedition of 7 Summits Club to
Antarctica under Alex Abramov leadership. Three groups are take part in the
expeditions. More than 20 people will try to climb Vinson Massif - the highest
peak of Antarctica. Vinson Massif expedition is very interesting and
prestigious and this expedition is often called "A key to 7 summits". In
addition, one of the groups also will visit the South Pole.
At Saturday first expeditions members Alex Abramov - the leader 7 Summits
Club, and Sergey Kofanov - 7 Summits Club Guide, went to Antarctica. Alex
Abramov is the man with more then 15 years unique experience in expedition
management. Sergey Kofanof is the world' leading climbing awards holder and
the youngest Russian climbers on Everest. Alexander Abramov has organized
several expedition to Antarctica. He completed 7 Summits project in 2005, when
he climbed Vinson Massif. Sergey Kofanof still lacks for this top to complete
30 November team leading by Alexander Abramov successfully got to the white
continent after two days of waiting flying weather. They stayed at the Patriot
Hills but next day they visited the South Pole, where they spent several
exciting hours. They viewed the American station Amudsen-Scott and then
returned to the camp at the Patriot Hills.
2 December the group flew to the base camp of Mount Vinson and landed there by
the evening. Next day they moved from the base camp to the camp one, on 3500
meters. It's snowing in the area of Mount Vinson now, all traces are covered.
The team has to make way - it affects their speed distinctly. In addition,
there aren't other groups on the mountain now.
At the same time the second group 7 Summits Club under the leadership of
Sergei Kofanov has met in Punta Arenas. But the plane could not land at
Patriot Hills because of the wind storm. So they are waiting when the weather
would allow them to fly to Antarctica.
7 Summit Club, Russia