2013 Elbrus Climb Wrap-up

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…


Elbrus Photo from the Barrels Huts

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!!

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Elbrus Summit!!!

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…

Elbrus Team – Heading to the Summit!

It is late night in Russia and the skies are clear!  The team is going to make a bid for the top.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed!!!


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Weather Day at the Barrels Hut

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…

Elbrus – The Highest Peak in Europe!

A team of climbers met today in Moscow, to finish their preparations for Mountain Trip’s 2013 Elbrus Expedition.  Fortunately, everyone made it with their bags, despite some flight delays.  Flying halfway around the world is tiresome, and they will spend a day in Moscow, recuperating from their travels and seeing some of the sights that…