Mt. Elbrus: Heading onto the Mountain

Posted by: | July 25, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 12,000'

Hello everyone. It’s Team Elbrus checking in from our camp at the Barrels. The process of getting up here at 12,000 feet involves riding two trams and one chairlift. After we arrived I introduced our team to Albina, our Executive Chef. I do not say cook because that would be an insult. Her meals are out of this world!

After our lunch we packed a light pack and went for a walk uphill. After a brief refresher on the rest step we made it up to enjoy the view at 13,000 feet. Now sitting back at camp we are wearing our bath slippers, listening to music and eating summer sausage and crackers.

Everyone here says hello and we will let you know how our acclimatizing day goes tomorrow. Cheers from The Team!

RMI Guide J.J. Justman

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It’s great to see the photos and videos!!! No comment re any potential clumsiness on Charlotte’s part—- but her aplomb, given the water drop, while on camera is remarkable!!! Way to go, Team Bemiss!!!

Posted by: Dana Marie Buchanan on 7/26/2012 at 7:13 am

Hey John!  Watching your progress, and wishing I was there.  Best of luck, Brother!

Posted by: Paul Stanford on 7/25/2012 at 7:41 am

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