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Mt. Elbrus: Justman & Team Acclimate on the Mountain

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 30, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 15,300'

Hello from Mt. Elbrus -
Our team is back from a great acclimatization day. We reached 15,300 feet and every team member did a great job! We are back now at camp with full bellies after lunch. This afternoon we are going to relax in the sunshine!

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Climbers on a acclimatization hike to Pastuhkova Rocks at 15,100 ft on Mt. Elbrus, Russia. Photo: RMI Collection

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What an incredible day!  Congratulations to all for reaching 15,300 feet!  It’s wonderful to follow my brother Dave’s journey…Thank you for the great updates! 
Love you brother,
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Posted by: Julie Beckner on 7/30/2015 at 1:42 pm

Wishing you all the best - Rogan go get that Mountain - thinking of you, miss you and love you xxx lots of hugs and kisses from: your wife, Mel,… read more

Posted by: Melanie on 7/30/2015 at 11:22 am


Mt. Elbrus: Justman & Team Move to Garabashi Hut

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 29, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 12,000'

Hello from the Garabashi Hut at 12,000 feet!

Elbrus Team 2 is officially on the mountain and we are doing great. After getting settled in we went for a nice hike up to 13,200 feet. Elbrus was out in all its glory and we enjoyed the incredible alp’esque views.

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The Baksan Valley from Mt. Elbrus, Russia. Photo: RMI Collection

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Hi Brian,
Love the blog and the photos/videos.  Keep having fun and we will keep following your progress.  We all love you!

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Posted by: molly and mom on 7/29/2015 at 8:50 pm


Mt. Elbrus: Justman & Team Acclimate on Peak Cheget

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 28, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 11,000'

The Mt. Elbrus team had an amazing day hiking on Peak Cheget. It was sunny all day…don’t take our word for it…check out the video!!!

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Mt. Elbrus: Justman & Team Arrive in the Baksan Valley

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 27, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 7,500'

Our team left the hustle and bustle of Moscow early this morning and made our way to the mountains.  We had a long day of flying and driving to get here and we are excited to be in the Baksan Valley at the base of Mt. Elbrus. Everyone is in great spirits so we are going to just relax thus evening and listen to the thunderstorms roll on through. Tomorrow is another day and sun or no sun…it’s great to be in the mountains!

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Looking through the clouds at the mountains above Cheget, Russia. Photo: RMI Collection

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Mt. Elbrus: Justman & Team Enjoy the Sites of Moscow

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 26, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside

Hello from Moscow -
Our second RMI Team has gathered in Moscow to begin our trip to Mt. Elbrus.  New beginnings for me and a new adventure for all. Today we had a beautiful sunny day here in Moscow and spent the morning exploring the beautiful sites on a great city tour. Check out the video to see what we saw!!

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Moscows Red Square.  Photo: Linden Mallory St. Basils Cathedral, Moscow, Russia. Photo: RMI Collection

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Thanks for the updates!  We’re following along from Seattle, WA!  Hope the weather cooperates & you Reach the top!  GO Team Elbrus!

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Posted by: Grotjahn Family on 7/27/2015 at 11:49 am

What a great adventure that lies ahead.  We miss you SO MUCH Daddy!  we love you so so much! We are praying for your climb!!

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Posted by: Kylie, Jake, Cait & Kristen on 7/26/2015 at 10:16 pm


Mt. Elbrus: Justman & Team Complete Their Adventure in Russia

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 22, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside

We enjoyed our last evening in St. Petersburg with an early dinner and a boat cruise through the canals of this beautiful city.
Thanks to our group for a great climb of Mt. Elbrus and a wonderful adventure in Russia.

Until next time,
RMI Guide JJ Justman

Cruising through the canals of St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo: Linden Mallory The lights of St. Petersburg, Russia.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Mt. Elbrus: Justman & Team Explore St. Petersburg

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 21, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside

Hello from St. Petersburg!! Today our team had an incredible tour of some of the beautiful sights of the city. No doubt it is the perfect way to end a great adventure here in Russia. We visited several cathedrals as well as The Hermitage, which holds some of the greatest art pieces in the World! Enjoy the video below but to be honest…it doesn’t do it justice. You have to see it for yourself!!

Also stay tuned for Part Two…the team will be taking a boat tour of the gorgeous canal systems that makes St. Petersburg known as “The Venice of The North”.

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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg Russia.  Photo: Jeff Martin The Roof Tops of St. Petersburg, Russia.  Photo: Linden Mallory

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JJ / Team. ..Congratulation on successful climb. ..JJ you are quickly becoming my favorite cinematographer…Elbrus was 2010 for me…Your videos made me feel like I had returned. ..Best +… read more

Posted by: Walter Glover on 7/22/2015 at 8:57 am


Mt. Elbrus: Justman & Team Arrive in St. Petersburg

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 20, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside

Team Russia has arrived in St. Petersburg! It is so nice and a little sad to leave the mountains behind. However, now in this beautiful city the team is invigorated to enjoy our safe and successful adventure on Mount Elbrus.
We had a long day of traveling to get here so we are just going to soak it in before tomorrow’s adventure…what’s that you may ask? Check in tomorrow and find out!!

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RMI Guide JJ Justman and his Elbrus team on the shuttle to St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo: JJ Justman

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Congrats Stephanie! Great job tagging another summit!

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Posted by: Stewart on 7/22/2015 at 12:50 pm

Congrates Steph. You have a strong will power.

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Posted by: Gulshan on 7/21/2015 at 6:01 am


Mt. Elbrus: Justman & Team Back in Cheget

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 18, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 11,000'

RMI Team Russia is safely down at Cheget in the comforts of our hotel. How was our summit day? Check out the video!!

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July 17th, 2015 - RMI team ascending Mt. Elbrus, Russia. Photo: JJ Justman The RMI team in the shadows from the sun on Mt. Elbrus, Russia. Photo: JJ Justman Team members on the Mt. Elbrus summit bid. Photo: JJ Justman

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Mt. Elbrus: Justman & Team 100% Summit Success!

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 17, 2015
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 18,510'

I don’t mean to brag, and I don’t mean to boast. I do like Russian peanut butter and jam on my breakfast toast! But what else I do like is 100%!  Every single climber on the summit of Europe’s highest mountain, Mount Elbrus. Hey everyone, this is JJ Justman. We are doing the final little stretch here to get to the tippy top of Mount Elbrus. Team, what do you say? [Team hollers!] These guys are doing great, strong as can be. We just had a beautiful day coming up to the summit. We just have a few more steps to go but it’s a done deal. We are going to hang out on top and take some photos. We will touch base with you when we get back down. Am I excited? Heck yeah I’m excited! These guys are really strong and they did a great job today. We’ll touch base when we get down. This is JJ and the entire summit team on the summit of Mount Elbrus! Bye bye.

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Sunrise on Mount Elbrus summit day. Photo: Casey Grom View of Mount Elbrus' summit. Photo: RMI Collection


RMI Guide JJ Justman calls from the Mount Elbrus summit

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Hey JJ and Team-

Great job gang!  Have a safe descent.

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Posted by: Larry Seaton on 7/18/2015 at 6:41 am

What a beautiful view.  Congrats JJ and the team.  Have a safe trip back down.  Way to go Stephanie!

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Posted by: Ivan on 7/18/2015 at 5:22 am


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Recent Images From Elbrus Southside

  • Climbers on a acclimatization hike to Pastuhkova Rocks at 15,100 ft on Mt. Elbrus, Russia. Photo: RMI Collection
  • The Baksan Valley from Mt. Elbrus, Russia. Photo: RMI Collection
  • Looking through the clouds at the mountains above Cheget, Russia. Photo: RMI Collection
  • Moscows Red Square.  Photo: Linden Mallory
  • St. Basils Cathedral, Moscow, Russia. Photo: RMI Collection
  • Cruising through the canals of St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo: Linden Mallory
  • The lights of St. Petersburg, Russia.  Photo: RMI Collection
  • Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg Russia.  Photo: Jeff Martin
  • The Roof Tops of St. Petersburg, Russia.  Photo: Linden Mallory
  • RMI Guide JJ Justman and his Elbrus team on the shuttle to St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo: JJ Justman
  • July 17th, 2015 - RMI team ascending Mt. Elbrus, Russia. Photo: JJ Justman
  • The RMI team in the shadows from the sun on Mt. Elbrus, Russia. Photo: JJ Justman
  • Team members on the Mt. Elbrus summit bid. Photo: JJ Justman
  • Sunrise on Mount Elbrus summit day. Photo: Casey Grom
  • View of Mount Elbrus' summit. Photo: RMI Collection
  • Container huts at Garabashi, Mt. Elbrus. Photo: Casey Grom
  • Garabashi Hut on the lower slopes of Mt. Elbrus. Photo: Casey Grom
  • Mountains near Cheget. Photo:JJ Justman
  • The July 10th Elbrus team pictured in front of the Kremlin, Moscow. Photo: JJ Justman
  • St. Basil's Cathedral near Red Square, Moscow. Photo: JJ Justman
  • The July 10, 2015, Elbrus team having dinner in Moscow. Photo: JJ Justman
  • Casey Grom & Team In St. Petersburg Russia. Photo: Casey Grom
  • RMI Team on Canal Tour. Photo: Casey Grom
  • RMI Team in St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo: Casey Grom
  • RMI Team on Canal Tour with St. Petersburg in the Background. Photo: Casey Grom
  • Casey Grom and team having lunch in Cheget, Russia. Photo: Casey Grom
  • Elbrus team's drive from Cheget to Mineralnye Vody. Photo: Casey Grom
  • Grom and team enjoying dinner amongst beautiful St. Petersburg views. Photo: Casey Grom
  • Casey Grom's team on their Mt. Elbrus summit day. Photo: Casey Grom
  • The Elbrus summit team enjoying a beautiful day on their descent. Photo: Casey Grom
  • In Cheget, Casey Grom and team celebrating their Elbrus summit. Photo: Casey Grom
  • August 1, 2014 - Casey Grom and team on the Mt. Elbrus summit! Photo: Casey Grom
  • The RMI Mt. Elbrus July 25th Team practicing ice axe arrest on Mt. Elbrus, Russia.  Photo: Casey Grom
  • The RMI July 25th Mt. Elbrus Team enjoying an acclimatization hike on the mountain.  Photo: Casey Grom
  • Taking a break on Mt. Elbrus during an acclimatization hike.  Photo: Casey Grom