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Here is the irregular 7summits..com newsletter with a new adventure in
Russia, new statistics & a new image site.
In this issue:
- Elbrus special expedition: climb from the North and traverse over the
- Updated Statistics with a new record
- New photo website: ExposedPlanet
- Next newsletter: discount and giveaway
Special Elbrus North-South traverse expedition in July:
summit of Europe, the 2-headed giant of the Caucasus. A beautiful, non technical
mountain that can be climbed by anyone with a good condition and basic glacier
skills. If needed, the glacier skills can be acquired during the climbing. The
climb will be guided by 7summiteer and 7summits.com owner
This time we will
not take the crowded Normal route from the South, but we will be climbing
from the North. This means:
cars and snowcats to take you up close to the summit, we are going on
our own power! You can really say you climbed Elbrus after this climb
fields, with few people around. Relax in a tranquil Alpine environment. The
route is basic Alpine, so not much more technical than the Normal route.
We will have
more extra days than normal, so we have the best summit chances even with a
few bad weather days.
We will try
to traverse the mountain and go down the Normal route, so we can take
the chairlifts or cable car from 4000/3800m as we will have deserved some
relaxation of our muscles. Unless you want to do the descend on your own
power as well of course :)
possibility will depend on the weather conditions and the group, but we will
do our best to complete the traverse.
Below are the dates for these special 7summits.com Elbrus trips, see the
trip page for detail about what
is included and what not and use
the booking form
Scheduled 13-day Mt. Elbrus tour date and price:
cost including internal flight
( Moscow - Moscow)
(price is pp, in Euros)
||July 21st -
||Date of arrival in Moscow
||Date of flying out of Moscow
the booking form to reserve a place.
The first people already have signed up and the trip is 100% going ahead. All
We just did a major update of the 7 summits statistics: about a
dozen people were added and we are now up to 198 persons on the combined lists!
The database files have been updated, you can again sort the statistics yourself
to find out how many women from the UK have finished etc.
We also have a new speed record for both the Carstensz as well
as the Kosciuszko version. So go to
the statistics pages
and see all the details here:
New photo website: ExposedPlanet.com
For those of you who like photography and are interested in
culture and nature, you might enjoy
www.ExposedPlanet.com the new photoblog of 7summits' Harry Kikstra. One
image is added daily with a little anecdote or info about the subject or how the
image was taken. You can leave comments and the photo's can be bought as prints
or posters. Already 142 images online and growing!
has just won the first Travvie Award for "Best Photography on a Photoblog" and
the first 2 images above are currently both nominated for "Picture of the Year"
for the 2007 PhotoBloggies Awards.
The next newsletter will come soon, containing:
- discounts for the new Aconcagua season
- a Carstensz Pyramid climb in August and
- a free giveaway of a copy of a great book by 7 summiteer Jo
so read it when you get it!
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