Elbrus 2018 Team Puttin’ on the Ritz Descends to Terskol

Comrades, Family & Loved Ones,

We all went to sleep by 8 pm last night after our summit and after a good 10 hours in the sack, we rose early, packed our duffles and descended to our hotel in Terskol.

It was a beautiful, warm and sunny day in the valley so some of us decided to go horseback riding. We had a fabulous celebration dinner tonight. An abundance of Shashlik, 3 different types of veggies, hichin (delicious pancakes stuffed with seasoned potatoes and cheese) and some ponche (doughnut-like pillows of goodness). After dinner, we all needed some ice cream to cap it off. A major feed.

Our local guide Andrei is a talented photographer and he treated us to a slideshow after dinner with his fabulous photos of our climb.

Tomorrow we have a bonus day here in Terskol and we’re all planning to go for a hike.

Thanks for following!

Carole and Vern Tejas

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