Mt. Elbrus: Acclimating Hike on Peak Cheget

Posted by: | July 24, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 7,500'

Hello friends and family of RMI! Spoken word, photos nor video can explain how gorgeous of a day we had on our acclimatization hike. I have been visiting here off and on since 2002. I have never had such a beautiful day.

Mount Elbrus was out in a cloudless sky, which allowed our team to soak up the sun and snap some great photographs. Tonight we will focus on last minute gear items to ensure we are all ready to move onto the mountain.

Enjoy the video from today and if someone could please tell me, “is Charlotte always that clumsy”? Watch the video and you will understand!

Good times in Russia!

RMI Guide J.J. Justman

Looking down into the Baksan Valley.  Photo: Linden Mallory A peak through the clouds at the summit of Mt. Elbrus.  Photo: Linden Mallory

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Remember to get some video of the summit day and technical part of Elbrus for those at home. Anxious to see what it is like up there. Amazing weather and gorgeous area from the photos. Stay healthy and safe. We are all wishing we were there too! Kathryn

Posted by: Kathryn LeBey on 7/24/2012 at 2:35 pm

Hi. Neil,

Cheget.  looks absolutely. beautiful..  Would love to snap our fingers and be there.Glad all continues to go so well for all of you.


Pat.  and Dan

Posted by: Pat. and. Dan. Nolan. on 7/24/2012 at 10:00 am

Did someone call Charlotte clumsy???  I would rather think of it as a scientific test of falling objects at a certain altitude…or a test of skill in trying to hit an object on the ground from a given altitude! Go to it, Char!! xoxo Nano

Posted by: Nancy Cole on 7/24/2012 at 7:01 am

Happy climbing!  Good to see your faces…looks like beautiful weather!  xoxo< Nano

Posted by: Nancy Cole on 7/24/2012 at 6:52 am

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