Move to the Hut & Skills Practice

Hello Everyone,

Team Up to Our Elbrus reporting in from our base camp on the mountain. We had a busy day today. Our move up to the huts went very smoothly this morning– two gondolas , a chairlift and alot of teamwork helped to get all of our gear and food up here before 11 am.

After settling in for a bit, we practiced our climbing knots before lunch and then did self-arrest practice and fixed line practice in the afternoon. The team members really have their skills dialed and looking good.

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We took a short spin on the snow to refresh our crampon technique and, for fun, we also practiced some self-extrication techniques.

All in one day! Whew! Tomorrow, we are planning to hike up to Pashtakov rocks. We will leave early to try to miss the rain that is forecasted.

Everyone is doing well and tucking into bed at the moment.

Thanks for following us,

Vern & Carole

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