Elbrus 2019 – Team Climb & Punishment with Another Beautiful Day

Comrades, Family & Loved Ones,

It was another stellar day for an acclimatization hike, so we left our hotel right after breakfast and headed up the hill across the street.

After a short time on a gravel road, we veered off onto a steep trail into the woods. Beautiful wildflowers surrounded us. We took several breaks to admire the views (pictured below). And before we knew it, we had reached the watchtower near the observatory, our highpoint for the day.

We gained a very respectable amount of elevation and felt very lucky to be able to enjoy such wonderful views.

Tomorrow we will head up to our hut on the mountain. Looking forward to it!

Carole

 

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