Elbrus Team Readies for Summit Bid

Posted by: | July 31, 2009
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 12,000'

Hello friends,

Summit day is finally here!

The team is doing great and we are all well rested. It’s been a beautifully clear day with fantastic views of Elbrus and the Caucasus range. Most of the day was spent telling tall tales, eating lots of Russian food (plenty of borsht) and watching scantly clad russians dance (really). We will be waking at 1 am for breakfast and start our climb shortly there after. If all goes well, we should reach the summit in 6 to 7 hours.

Wish us luck.

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