Entries from Elbrus Ski
Greetings from Mt. Elbrus! We're nicely settled into our rustic huts here at around 12,600'. This morning we did the gondola shuffle - loading all of our duffle bags and skis onto a moving gondola, and then unloading all of that stuff from a moving gondola...multiplied by three gondolas! We were pros by the last one. This afternoon we went out for an acclimatization ski tour and reviewed some of the skills we'll need for our summit attempt. It's great to be here on the mountain! RMI Guide Tyler Reid
On The Map
WAY TO GO TEAM!! VERY IMPRESSIVE! This beats last tracks at McCall!
Posted by: Jeanne Mack on 6/26/2016 at 9:35 am
Looks like fun. Pictures, please!
Posted by: Wendy Serbonich on 6/24/2016 at 1:57 pm
Today we rode the chairlift up the lower flanks of Cheget, a little ski area adjacent to Mt. Elbrus, and were treated to our first views of the mountain. As skiers, we were pleased to see some fresh snow up high. Above the chairlifts we had a beautiful alpine walk up to 11,400' - a good start to the acclimatization process. We spent the afternoon going through our equipment and making final preparations to head up the mountain tomorrow to our camp. All is great with us... RMI Guide Tyler Reid and the Elbrus Ski Crew
There's a saying I've always liked to believe, that your abilities in the mountains are inversely proportional to your abilities in the city. Whether or not this is true, I was more than happy to hand over the reigns to Svetlana this morning, our Russian tour guide. She took us on a very interesting and informative journey through Moscow, with emphasis on the Kremlin and Red Square (she speaks perfect English). A sensory overload of history, beautiful architecture, and tourists concluded with a delicious lunch at a traditional Georgian restaurant - an unmarked hidden gem down a side street, through a parking lot, around a corner, and down a staircase. Tomorrow we fly to Mineralnye Vody, and head for the mountains! We're ready... RMI Guide Tyler Reid & TeamPrevious Page