Mt. Elbrus: Seth and Team Tour Moscow

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Pete Van Deventer | August 24, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Northside

Hi Everyone,

It’s been a fun, if slightly soggy, day in Moscow.  The day started with thunder and lightning at sunrise but as we all met up over breakfast the light show subsided.  After breakfast we took a nice walk around Red Square and met up with a local tour guide.  She took us into the Kremlin and showed us all around the old cathedrals inside.  While we were in the Kremlin the skies opened up and it started to rain.  We gave everyone the option to bail out and return to the hotel but this crew is tough and all of the stuck it out.

After touring the Kremlin some folks wanted to do their own thing for a bit so we split into 3 groups for lunch time.  After that we met back in the hotel and reviewed the gear necessary for the climb.  Pete and I split up after that and checked out everyone’s gears individually.  Everyone seems very well prepared with top-notch gear and plenty of mountain food.

Everything is lining up nicely for our departure for Mineralnye Vody and Kisklovodsk tomorrow.

RMI Guides Seth Waterfall, Pete Van Deventer and Team

The Team Touring Moscow  Photo: Seth Waterfall

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  James and Pete…Hello from the hot and humid cornfields of Indiana…Have a great adventure…About this moment Fred is stepping into Ohio River for his Iron Man…Hope to see him tomorrow…Best +  bless…Waltero…Be foloing you all along…Godspeed

Posted by: Walter Glover on 8/25/2013 at 3:04 am

Pete and James
Wonderful to see familiar friendly faces climbing together again.  Have a safe trip.
Fred K

Posted by: Fred Klingbeil on 8/24/2013 at 4:36 pm

James, Cool… we took our pictures on the same spot this month. Wish the team safe and fun adventure on Mt.Elbrus!
Love, mom and dad

Posted by: Soonja Choo on 8/24/2013 at 3:29 pm

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