Elbrus 219 – Training for the Team!

Greetings Comrades,

We had several items on our agenda today, as we did some skills practice to prepare for our summit bid tomorrow.

We are now proficient at clipping in and out of fixed line. We practiced cramponing footwork to use on steep and potentially icy slopes, and worked on self-arrest (pictured below).

In short, we’re feeling good to launch our summit bid tomorrow! We’re planning to leave our hut at 1 am in an attempt to avoid most of the snow that is forecasted to fall.

We will keep you posted! Thanks for following,

Carole

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