Mt. Elbrus: North Side Teams Moves to Camp 2

Posted by: | August 11, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Northside
Elevation: 15,200'

Hello from Camp 2 on Mt. Elbrus,
Our plan for today was to wake up early to get a head start and try to get to Camp 2 before the potential afternoon weather moved in. Well, this morning was not like the last three mornings. It was snowing pretty hard at camp, so we once again had a weather delay. This time though, our delay worked. By 9:30 the snow had stopped and most of the clouds had dissipated and we could actually see the twin summits. We were walking shortly after and made it to camp with beautiful weather. The clouds that did remain worked with the sun to create a perfect solar oven. The walk up was very hot and there was literally no escaping the heat until we reached camp.
We set up camp in the lower Lenz Rocks, 3000’ above Camp 1. Fortunately, the weather cooperated while we established a camp that was ready for the windy reputation of Lenz Rocks.
If the weather continues to improve, tomorrow should be our summit day. We are all packed and the team is strong, healthy, and ready for our attempt.
We are now tucked into our tents just as the sun is setting over the western flanks of the mountain. The views just get better and better.

RMI Guides Jeff Martin and Pete Van Deventer and the Northside Team

An RMI Team approaching Lenz Rock 15,200 ft, high camp, on Mt. Elbrus, Russia.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Hi rob. I am praying for safety for you and team.  I am so proud of you. Stay strong. Love you so much

Posted by: brendie on 8/12/2014 at 3:18 am

Climb strong Team Elbrus…..almost there…...

Posted by: LD Carani on 8/11/2014 at 7:47 pm

Hey Kenny
I am sending you some Swiss energy!
Stay Save and enjoy the beauty.
You know how it works!
All the best

Posted by: Rolf on 8/11/2014 at 7:39 pm

Praying for you and the team. I am so proud of you. Good Luck.

Posted by: Cricket on 8/11/2014 at 7:09 pm

Go Kenny!!!  Hope all works well for the summit push…

Posted by: Dave YOung on 8/11/2014 at 2:36 pm

Awesome news! Good luck tomorrow.

Posted by: Joyce Pully on 8/11/2014 at 9:25 am

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