Elbrus Climbers Summit!

Posted by: | August 01, 2009
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 18,510'

We made it!

Everyone has safely returned from our fantastic climb of Elbrus, the highest point in Europe. Our summit day started with falling snow and flashes of lightning in the distance that left the team feeling a little uneasy. Shortly after starting our climb the snow stopped while the lightning provided some beautiful views as it slowly moved away and the skies cleared. We ended up having one of the most enjoyable days in the mountains I’ve had in a long time. It took us about 7 1/2 hours to reach the summit, which was sunny, warm and windless. All but two of our team were able to stand on top and we spent about 20 minutes taking photos, giving hugs, high-fives, and just taking in the breathtaking views. We made it back to camp after 13 hours on the go and most of the team is currently taking their well earned post-climb naps.

Thanks for wishing us luck

Climbers approaching the summit. The team on the summit of Mt. Elbrus.

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