JY called in from base camp this evening after arriving this afternoon and settling in. They’ve trekked for three days and have arrived at the relatively civilized base camp where they will enjoy catered meals in a nice dining tent. It’s a great place to rest, recover, and acclimatize in comfort before moving up higher…Details
Guide Jacob Schmitz called in to give the report on the team’s progress. In a nutshell, the team continued their hike up the Vacas Valley to camp at Casa Piedra, or “stone house.” Tomorrow they will take a big westerly turn and continue up the Relinchos Valley. Everyone is doing well and the team sends…Details
This morning, J.Y. and Jacob got an early start from Penitentes and headed up the Vacas Valley. It was a bit cold and windy during the latter portion of the hike, but the weather didn’t slow them down and they made it to Pampas de Lenas in just over five hours. This is the first…Details
As the days grow shorter in the northern hemisphere, why not chase the sun and head south?!? J. Y. Jones and Mountain Trip guide Jacob Schmitz are headed to the western edge of Argentina to attempt to climb the highest peak in all of the Americas, Cerro Aconcagua. Rising to almost 7000 meters, this peak…Details
Hello and thank you for following the 2013 Mountain Trip Mount Elbrus expedition. Earlier today we all drove from Azau to Min Vody for our flights to Moscow, with the exception of Jung Mi and Masako, who flew on to St Petersburg. I’m looking forward to spending one or two more days in Russia exploring…Details
The team is all back down in the Baksan Valley, and Jacob was able to send us the photo below, during a brief bit of internet functionality. They will fly to Moscow tomorrow and continue on their journeys home in the coming days.
Great job everyone!!
The team had a beautiful day as they climbed to the highest point in Europe! After patiently waiting for good weather, the entire team departed the Barrels Huts in the wee hours of the morning and climbed up to the summit of Elbrus, at 18,510 feet above the sea. Everyone did great and they are…
Jacob called in today to report that the team remains at the Barrels Hut, safe and sound and doing well, while the weather kicks up outside. It snowed over 12″ last night and the winds have been significant, so the team is staying put. Based on the weather forecast for the next few days, Jacob…
We just got a call from our team in Russia, and everyone is doing great. They have been busy doing acclimatization hikes on the flanks of Elbrus and are now poised for a summit bid. We’ve had some technical glitch occur with our audio posting, and have our IT guys looking into it. We apologize…