Trip Reports

Elbrus – SUMMIT!!!

Joe Ceurvorst called in on behalf of our 2019 Elbrus team to report that the entire team made the summit! The team departed early in the morning, traveling up the first segment of the route via snowcat and then cramponing up to the top!  We don’t have much additional information at this time, but we’ll…

Summit!

The team woke up early this morning and began their ascent of the Western Breach to the summit crater of Kilimanjaro. The route above high camp through the steeper terrain of the breach takes them up to the rim of the crater at about 18,700 ft. From there, they walked across the crater, past some…

Kilimanjaro Montesanti team at the Moir Hut

Unfortunately the team has had a hard time getting satellite phone service to call in audio updates from the field. Hopefully in the coming days they will be able to get some reception from the mountain! Lead guide Fischer Hazen sent in a couple of updates on the team’s progress via InReach: “Couldn’t get service…

Mount Elbrus – Meet the Team!

Welcome to Russia, July 21 Elbrus Team!   A guided climb of Elbrus or Mengi Tau (Mountain of a Thousand Mountains) is a great way for climbers of all levels to experience high altitude mountaineering in a culturally rich setting. At 18,841′ Mount Elbrus is a heavily glaciated twin-coned volcano that dominates the Caucuses Range.…

Kilimanjaro Trek – Meet the team!

July 22 Kilimanjaro Trek Our July 22 Kilimanjaro crew has arrived in Tanzania and begun their trek up the Lemosho Route, bound for the Western Breach. The rainforest is beautiful and there is a tangible sense of wilderness once the team reach higher elevations on this route–less crowded than standard routes up the mountain with…