Elbrus 2018 Team Ritz Climbs

Comrades, family and loved ones,

Up with the sun, down with breakfast and we headed out on the trail. Plentiful sunshine and mountain view’s made for great trucking up the snow slopes of Elbrus. Pressure breathing and rest stepping were key to our feeling good even at our high point of 15,000 feet at Pastokov Rock.

Several team members decided to slide down the mountain in garbage bags. It was a bit wet but a lot of fun. When we got back to our base camp we honed our crevasse rescue skills.

Our climbers seem to be adapting very well and are solidifying as a capable team. This bodes well for our upcoming summit attempt. The morrow brings more skills training and preparation so please join us.

All our best,

Carole and Vern Tejas



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