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Mt. Elbrus: Northside Team Makes Carry to Lenz Rocks

We got our first day of glacier climbing in, and finally used all of the gear that we’ve been carting through airports and carrying up trails. Our main goal was to move our tents up to our high camp at Lenz Rocks and get some acclimatization time in too. We accomplished both. We roped up and climbed 2.5 hours of warm, sunny, and sometimes in the clouds glacier. Just below Lenz Rocks, we found the wind, the telltales of which we’d been watching for awhile. It wasn’t any match for us though, and another half hour of climbing got us to our cache site.

The trip down is direct and fast. What took four hours to get up took maybe an hour to get down as we opened our strides up and rolled out of the wind back into the furnace.

We’re hoping conditions look good in the morning to make our move and prepare to head for the summit.

Best,
RMI Guides Pete and Mike, and team “why are the hut doors all made for people who are 5 feet tall?”


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Great to hear the winds have calmed and the team is doing well. Awesome pictures!  Sounds like Marc is still always looking to do an extra leg long after mostly everyone is spent.  “Similar to Mt. Whitney”.  Also, was wondering how it felt to have no issues with the hut doors for Marc since the 5 foot height was comfortably taller.  :-).  All the best to the team and my Buddy.

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