Mt. Elbrus: Grom & Team Fly to Mineralnye Vody

Posted by: Casey Grom | July 08, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 11,000'

Today the team left Moscow and caught a flight to Mineralnye Vody, which is a medium size city here in southern Russian known for its abundant mineral springs. The flight over Russia’s inland reminded me of the rural Midwest back home. We quickly hopped on our waiting bus and headed further south into the Baksan Valley where Elbrus sits on the border between Russia and Georgia. The area is mostly farmland with a few small towns that are predominately Islamic via its Turkish roots. We arrived in Cheget which sits at the base of Elbrus and is our launching point for our climb. We are currently getting ready for bed in our hotel after a wonderful authentic Russian meal.

It was another long day of travel and the team is doing great.  Everyone is looking forward to stretching their legs tomorrow.

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

Casey Grom and team having dinner in Cheget, Russia. Photo: Casey Grom

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Glad everyone and every thing is doing great.  Success to all.  The blog is wonderful.  Almost feel like I am there!!  Mom

Posted by: Gerri Seaton on 7/10/2013 at 11:20 am

Larry: You are looking great, sage and youthful. All the best for another of the Seven. Godspeed, Walter Tell the peak “hey” from Lori and I, June 2010.

Posted by: walter glover on 7/9/2013 at 4:51 am

Thank you for sharing the great pictures, it is a great way to tag along on the climb.  Safe travel to everyone.

Posted by: Marcy on 7/9/2013 at 2:18 am

Larry and team ...

Glad to hear things went well in Moscow and reaching the base of Elbrus.  I hope you have a safe, memorable and successful climb!

Fred

Posted by: Fred Klingbeil on 7/8/2013 at 3:08 pm

You continue your quest to conquer all seven summits. God speed and success for your team

Posted by: Dr Boyd on 7/8/2013 at 12:47 pm

Brighton Beach still looks good.  Are those barrel accomodations part of the Hilton chain.  Love Neil

Posted by: neil blitz on 7/8/2013 at 11:57 am

Please say Hello to my wonderful daughter Jennifer Zivic.  The picture at the table was great so I can see all her new friends.  I am so proud of her.  She is amazing Love Mum

Posted by: patricia Blitz on 7/8/2013 at 11:33 am

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