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  ANTARCTICA 2008: Summits and Sergey Larin finished 7 Summits project


Alex Abramov from Antarctica: This evening a group of the 7 Summits-Club leading by Alex Abramov has climbed at the highest summit of Antarctica. Thus Sergey Larin finished 7 Summits project. Less than ten people in Russia who have completed this project. Now, Sergey Larin, one of them. We joyfully congratulate him !

ANTARCTICA 2008. THE FIRST GROUP 7 SUMMITS CLUB MOVED TO THE CAMP ONE.

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 2800 meters. Itís 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 arenít 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.

 

Earlier: 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 the project.

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.

Best regards,
Olga
7 Summit Club, Russia





 

 

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