Mt. Elbrus: North Side Teams Moves to Camp 1

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Pete Van Deventer | August 28, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Northside
Elevation: 12,500'

The progress continues on Mt. Elbrus!

We followed up yesterday’s successful carry with a move to Camp 1 on today at 12,500’. Last night’s rain cleared out, and this morning was beautiful when we woke. Having already seen most of the terrain seems to make things easier, and the group did great on our first move today. We are settled in to camp, and all the hatches are battened down just in case we see some more rain. I don’t think anybody is bummed to not have to share our camp area with any bovine friends. The plan tomorrow is to head a short way back to our cache site to retrieve everything, and then brush up on our cramponing and rope travel skills just outside camp. We’ll be in touch!

RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer, Seth Waterfall and team

The view from Camp 1(12,500ft) on Mt. Elbrus, Russia.  Photo: RMI Collection

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James and team
Great tracking your progress!  Have fin and stay safe!!!

Posted by: Fred Klingbeil on 8/29/2013 at 3:34 am

Let David Aaroe know that his partners are hard at work in Portland, but finding time to follow the team’s progress. Thankful that all is going well.

Posted by: Jim Kilpatrick on 8/28/2013 at 10:48 am

James and team, great to follow your progress to know weather is cooperating so far. Thank you, Pete and Seth for daily update. The best wishes….

Posted by: Soonja Choo on 8/28/2013 at 10:39 am

Please tell Jeff Pfeiffer that Scott and Michele send their best and that we will look forward to seeing him when he returns to the States.  We will be in Italy Sept 16-28.Scientific aliceLH

Posted by: Scott Hamilton on 8/28/2013 at 9:44 am

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