Mt.Elbrus: Grom & Team Are on the Mountain

Posted by: Casey Grom | July 10, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 13,500'

The team had a leisurely start to the day with breakfast at 8 as everyone is still getting their internal clocks set. After getting packed up last night and checking out of the hotel today we made our way over to the big gondola. We rode two gondolas and one small chairlift up the mountain to our new home here at 12,000’, where there are several huts including one for dining. The Garabashi Hut is also call the “barrels” because of the round shape of the huts. They are a little worn, but warm and dry nonetheless.
It was a pretty easy transition for the team and once everyone was settled we headed out the door on another acclimatization hike. We hiked for about 2 hours which took us up to about 13,500’. We then descended back to camp and had a great lunch of Bortch, a variety of fruits, salami, and cheese.
Everyone is doing great and are enjoying the beautiful weather and amazing views of the Caucasus mountain range.

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

Team members enjoying the views from the Garabashi Hut (12,000 ft) on Mt. Elbrus.  Photo: Casey Grom The July 5th Mt. Elbrus team gathered for a meal at 12,000 ft.  Photo: Casey Grom The July 5th Mt. Elbrus team takes an acclimatization hike on Mt. Elbrus to 13,500 ft.  Photo: Casey Grom

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The team is making great progress.  You’ll be at the top before you know it!!  Praying for continued safe travels.  From James’Madre

Posted by: Dolores Graham on 7/10/2013 at 3:24 pm

you all look great!  ask Chris to point out where I would have stopped, Im sure u will all make it to the top.  its great to be able to read these updates!

Posted by: Ryan Wolf on 7/10/2013 at 1:16 pm

Hi Mama Z here.  Everyone looks ship shape and relatively happy.  Sounds like the day went well.  Was the small chairlift for Jennifer (just kidding).  Casey love to read the blog—highlight of my day.
Love to my girl.  Mama Z

Posted by: patricia Blitz on 7/10/2013 at 11:27 am

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