Mt. Elbrus: Team Waiting Out the Wind

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, JJ Justman | August 30, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Northside
Elevation: 12,500'

What to do when the wind is blowing 70 mph at Camp 1 on Mt. Elbrus? That is the question. And the answer is tough filled with so many choices. Read my book? Nope, forgot it at base camp. Read Seth’s Harper magazine? Done. Drink hot drinks? Check!

The team was productive today at Camp 1. We secured our tents for the heavy winds and during a lull we went down and retrieved our cache at 11,500 feet. We now are sitting on a stockpile of food and fuel so Bring it On wind!

Everyone is feeling great at 12,500 feet. And a little adversity does a body good. I just hope my iTunes movie hasn’t expired on my iPhone!

RMI Guide J.J. Justman

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Stay warm Louie. Emma and I are thinking of you everyday!

Posted by: Rachel Kayatin on 8/30/2012 at 3:45 pm

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