I’m writing this as half the team is having a post- summit nap (well deserved) and the other half is finishing a celebratory beer (also well deserved) in anticipation of having a post- summit nap. Yes, folks are tired but that is to be expected after making good time, in good style, to the summit of Mount Elbrus and back.
The weather today was variable: periods of clearing when we were able to look down to see an incredible panorama of the Caucasus Range; periods of whiteout (including on the summit) when we were able to see very little; and some in between.
On the summit, we all congratulated Ben Jones on his completion of the Seven Summits and then made fast tracks down before the weather deteriorated.
Other than fatigue at the moment, everyone is doing well and looking forward to a couple of days of R&R in the valley below before we head North to St Petersburg.
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