Mt. Elbrus: Waterfall & Team in Kislovodsk

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Pete Van Deventer | August 25, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Northside

We’re in Kislovodsk!  Today we made it one step closer to the mountain.  We had an early start in Moscow and then caught a 2 hour and 15 minute flight to Mineralnye Vody.  From there it was just an hour drive to the city of Kislovodsk where our hotel is.  Once we checked into the hotel, everyone sorted their gear while Pete and I went to a supermarket.  We picked up some fresh food for basecamp.  We’ll be getting an early start tomorrow for the 4x4 road to camp.

Here’s a shot from the awesome pizza place we went to for dinner.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

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James and Team
Good to hear things are progressing well.  Looking forward to following your ascent and blog.  Stay safe. 
Fred K

Posted by: Fred Klingbeil on 8/27/2013 at 3:33 am

Paul(my mountain man),

I’m extremely proud of you! I love you and miss your presence.  Cannot wait to climb with you in May!


Posted by: Sherri on 8/26/2013 at 11:32 am

David- Looking forward to following your adventure!  Have a great time - you have trained well!  No more rocks in the pack…just gear and food.  Hope the tuna does the trick!  Heidi

Posted by: Heidi Berkman on 8/26/2013 at 8:35 am

Thanks for the updates on the blog - ya’ll have an excellent adventure - be safe!

Posted by: Jane Lowry on 8/26/2013 at 7:09 am


Enjoy. Will be following your adventure

Posted by: Rene on 8/25/2013 at 9:55 pm

Brother Paul, sounds like you are one step closer and ready to jump on the mountain.  I will keep up with your team’s climb.  Have a safe trip, enjoy the climb…and get it done…less than four months until the next one.

Posted by: Fletch on 8/25/2013 at 4:04 pm


Best of luck and have safe climbing.  I hope you sharpened your knife for cutting ALL THAT DUCT TAPE.

Dan Kolosar

Posted by: Dan Kolosar on 8/25/2013 at 3:39 pm

Hi Everyone
Wishing you have good weather & a safe climb.
Seth-Could you get Doug in just a few pictures? He will kill me later for this email.

(Doug’s wife)

Posted by: Lorraine on 8/25/2013 at 11:48 am

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