Mt. Elbrus: Northside Team Spends the Day in Kislovodsk

Posted by: Jeff Martin, Pete Van Deventer | August 14, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Northside

Since we did not use one of our weather days while on the mountain, we had the whole day today in Kislovodsk. After our long push to get off the mountain yesterday, and the birthday celebration dinner that followed, most of us were happy to have a rest day of sorts.
We had to deal with drying and sorting gear one last time so it is ready for our flight tomorrow, and then it was time to get re-connected with the rest of the world since we had been out of touch for the last nine days.
The weather here was beautiful today in town, sunny skies and about 90 degrees. We decided to head down to the pedestrian mall in the center of town to do some shopping, find an ice cream store and stroll through the city park. Being the height of the summer season, there were many people just out enjoying the day. With a few souvenir purchases under our belt, we walked around admiring the different buildings, statues, fountains, and shops.
With our attention turning to dinner, we found a great restaurant right in the middle of the square. We luckily had a waiter who could help us decipher the menu and helped us order an incredible meal. He thought we were crazy with how much food we ordered, but we ate it all. There were three different meat dishes served in a huge bowl with charcoals underneath to keep it warm, fresh salads, and perfectly grilled vegetables. It was the hands-down winner for our best meal in Russia.
Tomorrow we head to the airport to fly north to St. Petersburg, the last leg of this journey. We’ll check in once we get there.

All the best,
RMI Guides Jeff Martin, Pete Van Deventer, and the Elbrus Northside Team

A garden in  Kislovodsk, Russia, creatively states the year. Photo: Jeff Martin

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Congrats all! Very proud of you brother, Trev… has been exciting to follow. Lylab, Viv

Posted by: Viv on 8/14/2014 at 5:02 pm

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