Mt. Elbrus: Justman and Team Check in from Cheget

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 04, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 7,500'

Hello RMI family. The team had a great flight from Moscow to Mineralyne Vody. We met Vladimir who will be with us on the mountain. Judging from his light heartedness, I am predicting we are going to have a few laughs.

We drove to Cheget, which is a destination for skiers. Our hotel is situated in the foothills of Mount Elbrus. I do have to admit my surprise. The last time I was on the south side of Elbrus I didn’t remember such a beautiful and charming hotel. I am glad we are staying two nights here to acclimatize and prepare gear. After all, there’s nothing wrong with First Class, even if it’s in the mountains.

RMI Guide J.J. Justman

Mt. Elbrus, 18,510 ft.  Photo: Casey Grom

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