Elbrus 2018 Team Puttin’ on the Ritz Moves to the Huts

Friends, Family & Loved Ones,

Greetings from our hut on Mt Elbrus! We are doing well after a full day of activity.

As soon as the gondola opened this morning, we jumped on it and rode it up to the highest transfer station at just over 12,500 feet. Great teamwork was involved shuttling our big duffle bags and lots and lots of drinking water up the hill.

We got right to work up here and rigged some of our technical gear. Once rigged, we had a “rope rodeo” and practiced clipping in and out of the fixed line that we will find on the upper mountain.After lunch, we broke out the climbing ropes and went for a tour on the glacier.

Beautiful weather, beautiful views. Sorry not to send photos but limited bandwidth doesn’t allow.

All in all, a full and successful day.

Thanks for following!

Carole and Vern

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