Lead guide Jacob Schmitz called in an update for the Elbrus Expedition team–the first audio update of the trip!
The team was still staying at Cheget Ski Area as of July 25. They had a couple of great acclimatization hikes up to around 10,300′.
Yesterday, the weather kept the team down from the trails; they enjoyed at nice lunch and practiced skills that will be necessary for summit day.
They hope to move up to the Heart of Elbrus Hut at 12,630′ before continuing on to the more engaging mountaineering of the upper mountain.
Here’s Jacob with the update!