Mt. Elbrus: Acclimatization Hike

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 26, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 12,000'

We are back from our acclimatization to 15,165 feet on Mt. Elbrus. The team got a closer look at the route. And more importantly, they were able to work out some of the nervous jitters that come from the unknown.

Today’s climbing up to Pastuhkova Rocks is very similar to the climbing we will face on summit day. The slopes aren’t flat but they are also not overly steep. Nice and relaxed is how I’d define them…just like our team.

Speaking of our team, they are doing fantastic. Everyone is working well together which should make summit day safer, more successful and more fun.

We are back at our camp relaxing in the sunshine. Tomorrow is our rest day. However, we will check in and give you an update on what the weather has in store for us on our summit day, which should be Saturday.

RMI Guide J.J. Justman

Patuhkova Rocks located on Mt. Elbrus at 15,165 feet

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Hi Keri Bear and Allen!  The big day is around the corner.  Will be with you and your group, sending prayers and positive thoughts!  Keri, be safe, have fun and take in “the moment” for your accomplishment!  Summit Day…............YEA!!! Love, Mama xoxo

Posted by: Rosemary Wallin on 7/27/2012 at 6:55 am

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