Mt. Elbrus: Justman & Team Acclimatize to 15,200’

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 06, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 15,200'

Swinging into full climbing mode, our team made a giant foray onto the upper slopes of Mount Elbrus.  Hey everyone, this is JJ Justman with RMI and the first Elbrus team of the season. Of course proper acclimatization is key and everyone is doing very, very well. 15,200 feet was our max altitude that we reached today. Donning sharp crampons on our boots allowed us some good practice for our summit day.  Now back at camp here feels a little thicker and once again, our cooks are pampering us with some of the best authentic Russian cuisine. After all I have a good saying that a well-fed climber is a strong climber and I do believe the one reason why Russian climbers are so strong, is a secret ingredient they put in the borscht, which is Russian homemade soup here. It’s really delicious, our cooks are doing a great job. We’re loving life up here on Mount Elbrus. But it is relax time to fully recover. As I mentioned, our team is doing really, really well. We are going to do a rest day tomorrow in preparation for our summit day, which as of right now, is looking like it is going to be Monday, so stay tuned.

RMI Guide JJ Justman

Justman & Team acclimatizing on July 6, 2013. Photo: Ed Marx

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Godspeed, Bob Wang and RMI, Godspeed!

Rick de Dallas

Posted by: Rick Sims on 7/7/2013 at 1:29 pm

(Julie first removes pin hole glasses so not to type more errors)
Amy, be sure to keep Ed in line. (what am I saying?) LIZ, keep both Ed and Amy in line.

Posted by: Julie Marx on 7/7/2013 at 8:55 am

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