Elbrus 2019 – Team Climbs to Pastakov Rocks

Greetings Comrades,

I learned a new Russian proverb today: “Drive slow and you will go far”. This morning, we set out in pretty good weather conditions towards Pastakov Rocks, a terrain feature on Mount Elbrus that spans from 14,700 feet up to 15,400. Like the proverb says, we climbed at a slow but very steady pace.

As we climbed, it became very sunny and hot. The visibility decreased at the top of the Rocks, where we took a rest break. On our way back down to the hut, we descended through a brief but heavy, wet snow. So weather-wise, we got it all today. The Team moved really well together and everyone is feeling good.

Tomorrow we are going to review some skills and prepare for our summit bid the following day.

Stay tuned!

Carole

 

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