Mt. Elbrus: Grom & Team Travel to Cheget Via Mineralnye Vody

Posted by: Casey Grom | July 22, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside

Hello again everyone.

Today the team left behind the busy streets of Moscow and made our way south to Mt. Elbrus. It was mostly a travel day with a flight over the middle of Russia, which is predominately rural. It’s very much like our own Midwest in that its mostly agriculturally-based terrain. We landed in Mineralnye Vody, which translates to mineral water in Russian, and is obviously known for its abundant natural springs. 

From there we rode in our local outfitters van for about three and a half hours to Cheget, a small ski town in the winter that sits at the base of this big mountain. Along the way we passed endless sunflower fields and many Mosques. The area around Elbrus is predominately Muslim from its original Turkish roots. We finished the day with a wonderful traditional meal cooked by a few kind older ladies that live here. Everyone is doing great and ready to stretch their legs tomorrow.

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

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Posted by: Vilas Lonakadi on 7/23/2013 at 9:07 am

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