Mt. Elbrus: Grom and Team Explore Moscow

Posted by: Casey Grom | July 27, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside

Hello everyone and welcome to RMI’s July 25th Mt. Elbrus trip!

After some very long flights the team safely arrived yesterday, we briefly touched base about today’s plan before folks retired to catch up on some much needed sleep.

Today we had our official team meeting over breakfast at our hotel. It was hard to concentrate while enjoying plenty of fresh bread, cheeses, meats, juice and other delightful things. Once our bellies were full we stumbled out the door to explore the Kremlin and Red Square which is only a short distance away. A few folks visited Lenin’s tomb and a few of us wandered around the area enjoying the site.

We met our tour guide around 10:30 am and spent much of the day with her visiting St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Kremlin, and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Our tour guide even took us on a brief tour of the amazing Moscow subway - it has a 194 different stops and most are elaborately decorated and incredibly clean! We did visit the famous Red Square but for unknown reasons it was closed and blocked off today.

Afterwards we took a short break where most of us took cat naps to help adjust to the almost 12 hour time change and then headed back out for a quick dinner before calling it a night.

Everyone is doing great!
RMI Guide Casey Grom and Team

The RMI July 25th Elbrus team in front of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Moscow, Russia. Photo: Casey Grom The RMI July 25th Elbrus team on their Moscow, Russia city tour. Photo: Casey Grom The RMI July 25th Elbrus team exploring Moscow, Russia in the evening. Photo: Casey Grom

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Gregory enjoy the climb. We wish all a safe adventure. God bless Mami.

Posted by: Josie on 7/28/2014 at 4:31 pm

I hope you all have fun!  Kym and Liz, be nice to Casey and have a great and safe trip.  He’s a super guide and a lot of fun.

There were rumors on Twitter last week that the Russian government had decided to close Red Square.

Eric

Posted by: Eric Y. on 7/28/2014 at 7:53 am

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