Elbrus Team Prepares for Summit Bid

Posted by: | July 30, 2010
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside

We got up early this morning to make use of the night hardened snow to review cramponing. We then rolled into breakfast and just relaxed until lunch. After lunch we reviewed a few more basic climbing skills and began preparing for tonight’s departure. Everyone and everything is looking good so far. If all goes well we hope to be climbing just after 2am. The climb usually takes between 6 to 8 hrs to reach the summit and just about half the time to descend.

We will have dinner early tonight and get to bed by 7pm, and hopefully the team will get a little rest before we head out to summit Elbrus. We’ll check in as soon as we are safely back down.

Wish us luck!

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