×

Log In

Or

Register With Us

    *required fields
    • Keep up to date with information about our latest climbs by joining our mailing list. Sign up and we'll keep you informed about new adventures, special offers, competitions, and news.

×
×

Check Availability


Mt. Elbrus: Grom & Team Enjoy Hike in the Baksan Valley

It’s nice to be back in the mountains!
Today the team awoke to cloudy skies and a little rain here in the Baksan Valley at the base of Mt. Elbrus. We started our day with a nice breakfast with fresh juice, porridge, and fried eggs. We had a bit of a rain delay so we walked over to the local gear shop and picked up a few last minute things for the climb then headed out on our first acclimatization hike. We made use of the ski lifts here to access the better hiking terrain and help us gain a little more altitude. Certainly not the norm elsewhere, but luckily for us it is in Russia. We hiked a little over an hour and reached our high point which was just over 10,000. Everyone did great and enjoyed the views even though they were a bit limited with the cloud cover. After descending back to town we had quick lunch and spent the remainder of the day exploring town, getting packed for tomorrow and a few of us even managed a cat nap too.
The team is in good spirits and excited about moving uphill tomorrow!

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

On The Map


Comments (4)

Greg: looking strong and happy :).  Have fun,  sending you energy n strength.  Blah blah, think I’ll have a glass of wine while I read the rmi blog. Do it!!!

Posted by: Barb on

Great to see the team made it to the mountains. Scenery looks pretty and you all look like you’re enjoying the hike! Love to fatima.

Posted by: Peter Williamson on

Thanks for the updates! Tell Del the humidity in Honolulu is unbearable, he is in a much better place! Best Wishes to your team. Aloha!

Posted by: Kara on

Greg:
Sounds absolutely amazing!!! Sending love from home!!! <3 Love you

Posted by: Jek and Nic on

Leave a comment for the team

* required fields

More to Explore

Mt. Rainier: July 23, 2013 Summit!

Mt. Rainier: July 23, 2013 Summit!

July 23, 2013

Mt. Kilimanjaro: Waterfall & Team Arrive in Arusha, Tanzania

Mt. Kilimanjaro: Waterfall & Team Arrive in Arusha, Tanzania

July 23, 2013


Mt Rainier Weather
Sky is clear

Sign up for Expedition Dispatches

check the Summit Registry try our Adventure Finder
Back to Top

Sign up for our Newsletter

    *required fields
    • Keep up to date with information about our latest climbs by joining our mailing list. Sign up and we'll keep you informed about new adventures, special offers, competitions, and news.
      privacy policy

Thank you for subscribing to the RMI Expeditions Newsletter!

While you're at it, you can sign up some of our other mailings as well:

Please choose the programs you'd like updates on: