November 22 marked the start of an unprecedented Seven Summits Club expedition to Antarctica, led by Alexander Abramov. The expedition includes a total of three teams. More than twenty alpinists will attempt to climb Antarctica’s highest peak – Vinson Massif, located in Western Antarctica and towering 4,897 meters above sea level. This climb is often referred to as the “key to the Seven Summits project”. One of the teams will additionally visit the South Pole.

The first to leave Moscow were Seven Summits Club leader, Alpinism Master of Sports Alexander Abramov, who spent over 15 years organizing expeditions, many of which are unique, and Club guide and Alpinism Master of Sports, as well as the youngest Russian alpinist to climb Mount Everest and winner of international alpinism awards (the US Golden Piton award and the European Grolla d`Or award for the best ascent in 2007) Sergey Kofanov. Alexander Abramov had organized several successful expeditions to Antarctica. In 2005, he completed the Seven Summits Project by mounting Vinson Massif. Sergey Kofanov is only this one peak short of completing the project.

Let us wish them Godspeed and good luck!!!