Friends, Family & Loved Ones,
Welcome to our coverage of the Alpine Ascents July 20 Elbrus Expedition! We met as a team in Moscow for the first time this afternoon. Everybody is more or less jet lagged, but we’re not letting that get in the way of our excitement to be here.
Today we started with the basics— getting to know one another and doing a brief orientation so that the Team knows what we will be doing over the next couple of days.
Tonight we enjoyed our first typical Russian meal — beef stroganoff. Fun fact: the dish supposedly is named after the mid-19th century Russian aristocrat Pavel Stroganov, who unfortunately didn’t have many teeth; to deal with this, it is said that his cook cut up his beef in small pieces and braised it with a cream sauce to make it more chewable; hence the name Beef Stroganoff.
Tomorrow, we’re going to spend the whole day touring some of the highlights of Moscow. We will report back to you then and will do our best, technology permitting, to keep you updated thereafter while on our climb.
Thanks for following our adventure!
Carole & Vern Tejas