Friends, Family & Loved Ones,
Team Crevasseputins reporting in from the cushy Leaprus Huts on the flanks of Mount Elbrus, our home for the next 4 days or so.
After we arrived, we roped up and went for a short tour on the glacier. Great views of the mountain and the Caucasus range and also some good practice in roped glacier travel techniques.
This afternoon, we spent some time on basic knot review and rigged our safety systems for the fixed line on the upper mountain.
The Huts sit at an elevation of over 12,500 feet. We are feeling the altitude but all doing pretty well.
Best of all, we were treated to a spectacular sunset tonight– one of the prettiest we’ve ever seen on the mountain. Even our local Russian guides were impressed by it.
We will check back with you tomorrow,
Carole & Vern Tejas