Mt. Elbrus: Grom & Team Summit!

Posted by: Casey Grom | July 27, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 18,510'

Update 10:30 a.m. PST:
Success!
It was a wonderful albeit tiring day for all. We started our climb with a 1:00 a.m. wake up call and hit the trail by 3:00. It was a beautifully clear and calm night for climbing. The team did an amazing job at taking care of themselves and pushing hard to reach the highest point in Europe. It took about seven hours to reach the summit and less than half that to descend back to camp. We had a quick lunch and headed downhill for showers and a great celebration dinner with our local support.

Everyone is extremely happy and tired!
RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

Casey Grom and team reached the top of Mt. Elbrus this morning!  After spending some time on top to enjoy the views and take some photos, the team began their descent.  At 3:00 a.m. PST and back at the Garabashi Hut, Casey sent the photo below showing the team on the summit!

7/27/13 - Casey Grom and team on the Elbrus summit! Photo: Casey Grom Casey Grom and team celebrating their Elbrus summit. Photo: Casey Grom

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Congrats Greg and fellow team mates.  Happy that you all made summit but happier that you all did it safely.  Way to go.  Mom and dad.

Posted by: Mom on 7/27/2013 at 11:14 pm

Go, G!  You inspire!
Nice work team - a summit and everyone is back safely!

Posted by: The Pit Crew on 7/27/2013 at 7:59 pm

Congratulations!!!!!
Were so happy for you!!! Thats completely amazing!!
Love from home!!

Posted by: Jek and Nic on 7/27/2013 at 4:57 pm

Well done to the team!
I see Fatima looking extremely happy in the crowd at the summit!

Posted by: Peter Williamson on 7/27/2013 at 2:23 pm

Awesome!!! Congratulations Team!!! Looking forward to seeing more pics!

Posted by: Les on 7/27/2013 at 9:53 am

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