Elbrus Climbers reach Azau

Posted by: | August 05, 2010
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 7,500'

We are checking in from Azau at the base of Elbrus after settling in at our hotel. All is well, and we’re adjusting to the time zone changes. Our plan is to do a short hike tomorrow to prepare for the climb. The trail begins at 7,000’ on a gravel road then travels through forest and a high alpine environment before turning into a climbers trail. We continue through a rocky area which requires some scrambling and complete our hike at 11,500’. We’ll then work our way back to Azau where we’ll spend the rest of the afternoon organizing our gear for our climb.

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