Elbrus 2007

On the 25th July we went to Russia to climb Europe's highest mountain, Mount Elbrus.
Elbrus is located in the Caucasus Mountains that stretches over 1,000 km from the Black Sea in the west to the Caspian Sea to the east. Elbrus is located on Georgia's border and consists of two peaks western tip-5642 m and the eastern peak – 5621 m. The name comes from Persian and means "two peaks". The rock is volcanic, but not active.

We flew from Stockholm to Mineralnyie Vody by air change and overnight in Moscow airport. From there we went through the minibus down to Terskol, where we spend our first night and looked around the village and packed on equipment. The day after we went down to the village of Elbrus, where we began our ascent of the mountain over the much rarer eastern trail. The actual ascent took a total of 10 days with a few days for acclimatization and rest included. We also took the Eastern route down thewe felt it was unjustified much trouble to take all the gear on the eastern tip just to get down on the southern route. Sorry we never came up on the western tip when we turned on the eastern enabling us knew that the clock was a little too much, it had been very bad weather in the afternoons almost every day we were on the mountain. When we got down, we spent some time in the Russian countryside, bought cheap wool products and the good food. Then it was time to get on the flight back home.


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