Summit on Elbrus

Posted by: | July 31, 2010
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 18,510'

100% on Top!!!

The team has safely returned to our high camp after an amazing climb. The day started pretty early with breakfast at 1:00 a.m. We departed camp at 2 a.m. and rode a snowcat for about 30 minutes which dropped us off at 15,000’. A rather convenient start, but it’s the norm here and was enjoyed by all.

The climb took about 6 hours to reach the summit of Elbrus (which is the highest point in Europe) and 5 hours to descend. The weather continued to be perfect, with only a slightly chilly breeze blowing out of the north. It was an incredible adventure with a great team.

Currently everyone is relaxing back at camp and we are all looking forward to sleeping tonight.

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