Friends, Family & Loved Ones,
Given our late arrival in Terskol last night, the Crevasseputins (formerly Team Meow) had a bit of a sleep-in today and mobilized in late morning for an acclimatization hike above the village of Cheget. Skies were clear and afforded us our first view of Mount Elbrus — so close and yet so far!
It felt great to get out on the trails among the wildflowers and gain a couple thousand feet of elevation– it got the exercise juices flowing and whet our appetites for the climb to come.
This afternoon, we did a gear check to make sure that everyone has got what they need for the climb. Only a couple of last minute tweaks to gear were needed before everyone was all sorted.
Tomorrow, our plan is to hike up the other side of the valley to get some more acclimatization under our belt.
Thanks for following,
Carole & Vern Tejas