Mt. Elbrus: North Side Team Arrives in Kislovodsk

Posted by: Jeff Martin, Pete Van Deventer | August 04, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Northside

Hello from Kislovodsk,
As planned, we had an early start this morning, leaving our hotel at 5:45 to drive to the domestic airport. With all our bags checked we boarded the plane and flew south to Mineralyne Vody, the main airport in the Caucasus region. Then it was an hour drive to the resort town of Kislovodsk. Best known for its spas, many Russians come here to take a break from the big city life in Moscow. But we did not come here for the spas. We are here because it is the last town before we drive into the mountains. We spent the afternoon going through all of our gear, making sure we had everything needed for the climb and this team is ready.
Tomorrow we will finally see Elbrus for the first time as we approach Basecamp. We are all excited to be ending our travels and beginning the climb.

All the best,
RMI Guide Jeff Martin

The RMI August 1st North Side Mt. Elbrus team at dinner in Kislovodsk, Russia.  Photo: Pete Van Deventer

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Have a wonderful climb everyone!  I hope you enjoy your 40th Birthday on this climb, John!

Posted by: Becky on 8/5/2014 at 6:56 am

Jess and team, have a great climb.  Love you wiffie!! we are all doing well here.

Posted by: Hector on 8/5/2014 at 2:27 am

Wishing everyone on Team Elbrus a safe climb. Take care of my sweet Trev.

Posted by: LD Carani on 8/4/2014 at 4:53 pm

Wishing Jessie and the team a great climb!

Posted by: Len and Cathy Gagliardi on 8/4/2014 at 4:43 pm

have a good climb trevor

Posted by: jett on 8/4/2014 at 4:25 pm

Have a great climb and Bruce, remember who you are!

Posted by: Margaret Pully on 8/4/2014 at 2:40 pm

Wishing you all a wonderful climb!

Posted by: Joyce Pully on 8/4/2014 at 11:12 am

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