Mt. Elbrus: Grom & Team Reach 15,000’ on Acclimatization Hike

Posted by: Casey Grom | July 11, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 15,000'

Hello again from Russia!
We woke to clear skies and cool temps which made for nearly perfect hiking conditions on Mt. Elbrus. After a wonderful breakfast of porridge and mini pancakes prepared by our friendly Russian cook, we set out on another acclimatization hike. The team did great and reached an altitude of just over 15,000’ in a little under 4 hours. On our descent the clouds came in and almost like clockwork began sprinkling on us right as we pulled back into camp. Lucky us!

We had another delicious lunch and some of us played a little cribbage, while others retired for a nice siesta.
Everyone is in good spirits and looking forward to having a rest day before our upcoming climb.

RMI Guide Casey and crew

Mt. Elbrus July 5th Team on acclimatization hike on Mt. Elbrus.  Photo: Casey Grom The Mt. Elbrus July 5th Team in the dining hut at 12,000 ft on Mt. Elbrus.  Photo: Casey Grom

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Casey, I’d recognize that jacket anywhere. Larry, the beard is looking great. Hope you are having a blast. Missing you and all the gang. Looks chilly there. It’s 98 degrees in the shade in Houston. Enjoy.

Posted by: Cindy Calder on 7/12/2013 at 6:43 am

Hey Casey and Larry!!!! You guys look great!!! We will be following y’all all the way to the top.

Posted by: Holley Harris and Cindy Calder on 7/11/2013 at 7:47 pm

Glad everybody is doing well.  Awesome awesome group.
Love Mama Z

Posted by: patricia Blitz on 7/11/2013 at 3:40 pm

Way to go Shobita.
Usha

Posted by: usha on 7/11/2013 at 8:12 am

Go get ‘em Larry.

Craig

Posted by: Craig on 7/11/2013 at 8:07 am

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