August 28, 2012
Mount Elbrus seems to get less credit than it deserves. For a peak which is considered "easy" among its 7 summits siblings and appears less forbidding than its neighbors in the Caucus, it has variables that make climbing more difficult than many give it credit for. After being turned around an hour into summit bid #1 and summiting the next day in a white out with howling winds while the valley...
August 8, 2012
The Elbrus team has packed their bags after an exciting and successful week in the Caucus. We now move on to Moscow for a couple of days for some sightseeing and non-mountain food! We will post stories and photos from our adventure soon.
August 2, 2012
After two days of acclimatizing lower in the Baksan Valley, the Mount Elbrus team will head up the initial stages of the mountain this morning, where we will post up at a mountain hut, situated at 3,900 meters. Having hiked around for the last couple of days with the assistance of Roman, a remarkable Russian climber and guide, we will bid him farewell as he heads off to see his family, and we...00 Comments Write a Comment
August 1, 2012
With Brian Warren and Florent Ipananga as their guides, the Kilimanjaro trekkers all summited on the extremely quiet and beautiful Umbwe route. Here are photographs from their climb with more to follow after their safari, which begins today.01 Comment Write a Comment