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Elbrus South Side

Mt. Elbrus: Tucker & Team Arrive in the Baksan Valley

We had a smooth departure from Moscow.  We took a short flight which lands us in the district of Mineralnye Vody, well known for it’s abundance of mineral springs, sorry team no spa time just yet.

Situated far right of the picture is our local mountain guide Johnny who will be assisting me throughout or adventure. We are here in the Baksan Valley at 5,500 ft. this begins our adjustment period to altitude before the summit push. We are staying in a nice chalet, used for skiers in the winter, now a very comfortable Basecamp for climbers from here and abroad. A few clouds around but not bad in the weather department.

Tomorrow we will ride a couple chairlifts to gain altitude then take a nice hike up to around 11,000 ft. Then we will return to our chalet for a second night. It is very nice to be here and out of the big city.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

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Did you have any fireworks yesterday?  Tell Putin and Snowden hello for me.  Ski chalet and chair lifts, I thought this was going to be hard?  Enjoy the beet stew.

Looking forward to more updates.

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