Mt. Elbrus: Grom & Team Explore Moscow

Posted by: Casey Grom | July 07, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside

After a good night of sleep and a belly full of fresh fruit, bread and an assortment of meats and cheeses we headed out to explore the city a bit. Our hotel is perfectly located in central Moscow with the Kremlin and Red Square just a short walk away, so that’s where we headed first. We payed a brief visit to the Red Square then watched the changing of the guard at Russia’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier before spending a little more than 2 hours inside the beautiful Kremlin. Once back outside we opted for a tour of the famous Moscow subway which sits hundreds of feet underground and is incredibly efficient and meticulously decorated. Apparently it was built so deep it could double as a bomb shelter during the Cold War years. It was amazing and a little overwhelming too.

The team then took a break for lunch and so members took naps and others explored a bit on their own. We have wrapped up the evening with a great meal and a nice little walk. Everyone is still feeling the jet-lag, but doing great otherwise.

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

St. Basils Cathedral in Moscow.  Photo: Linden Mallory The Mt. Elbrus team seeing the sites of Moscow.  Photo: Casey Grom

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Hope you are all well and looking forwards to taking part in rest of your adventure. best of times will be following you

Posted by: Usha on 7/7/2013 at 8:17 pm

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