Mt. Elbrus: Tucker & Team Train on Mt. Elbrus

Posted by: Mark Tucker | July 07, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 15,000'

Our night’s stay in the Garabashi Hut (12,000’) on Mt. Elbrus went well. We were up early for a quick breakfast and then headed out onto the mountain with our crampons and ice axes to do some training and review while the snow was still firm.  The team did well and we climbed up 15,000’ which also helped with our acclimatization. Around noon we started our descent and after a few hours arrived back to our camp.  We enjoyed soft snow on our way down and perfect weather.

Once back at the hut we gathered for a nice lunch. We have spent the afternoon resting and drying out our gear.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

An RMI Team training on the slopes of Mt. Elbrus. Photo: RMI Collection The Garabashi Hut (12,000 ft) on Mt. Elbrus.  Also know as The Barrels.  Photo: Linden Mallory

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Looks like an awesome trip; can’t wait to hear more next month.  Rigorous art book training is paying off!

Posted by: Mary Leslie on 7/8/2013 at 7:09 am

Looks like you guys are fitting in well with the Cossacks up there! Gosh, RMI really went all out and organized a mega-group climb for you all—a “barrel” of fun!  They know how much we love a party.  Any shopping on this mountain?

I spent the weekend at the beach - sunny and warm and thinking of you guys.  Take care, go slow, and listen to Mr. Tucker!  Xoxo.  Renee

Posted by: Renee on 7/8/2013 at 6:19 am

Pole Pole to the top.  Good luck.  Those barrels look like a barrel of fun

Posted by: john on 7/7/2013 at 10:38 am

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