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Elbrus 2018 – Team Red on Arrival Paints St Pete Red

Comrades, Family & Loved Ones, Gorgeous weather today for our tour of St Petersburg. We kept things moving and managed to see quite alot of central St Pete. Peter the Great, founder of this city, was a sailor and admired … Continue reading

Elbrus 2018 Red Team Travels to St. Petersburg

Priviet friends, family and loved ones, We got up early and drove to the airport to catch an early flight to St Petersburg. Things went smoothly as we moved bodies and duffle bags across Russia 🇷🇺. Afternoon was free for … Continue reading

Elbrus 2018 – Team Red on Arrival Chills Out

Comrades, Family & Loved Ones, Today was a day of relaxation, recuperation and alot of eating. After a delicious multi-course breakfast cooked by our hosts, the two Angelas, some of us went for a trail ride up the Terskol Valley … Continue reading

Elbrus 2018 – Team Red on Arrival celebration!

Friends, family and loved ones, We took one last look at Elbrus this morning and dropped down to the valley below to feast on Shashleak and beer. What a fabulous climb we had in very inclement conditions. Whiteout, wind snow … Continue reading

Elbrus 2018 – Team Red on Arrival Summits!

Comrades, Family & Loved Ones, We’re back safely from the summit after a very challenging weather day. Epic, really, but we did it all in only 15 hours round trip. What a strong Team! They did a truly amazing job- … Continue reading

Elbrus 2018 Red on Arrival Prepares for Summit

Comrades, Family & Loved Ones, Finally! A clear, dry day! Wonderful views of the Caucasus Mountains down valley and a clear view of Mount Elbrus above. We headed out after breakfast for a self-arrest extravaganza near our hut. The Team … Continue reading

Elbrus 2018 – Team Red on Arrival Moves Up

Comrades, Family & Loved Ones, Greetings from our hut on Mt Elbrus! We are comfortable and dry, but the day was quite wet. We made it up it to the hut in a whiteout but managed to not get too … Continue reading

Elbrus 2018 Team Red on Arrival Climbs in Whiteout

Comrades, Family & Loved Ones, Whiteout conditions did not stop Red on Arrival from climbing up to Pastakov Rocks today. We battled increasing winds and blowing snow on the way up to the Rocks, but climbed in good style nonetheless. … Continue reading

Elbrus 2018 Team Red On Arrival Pushes through Big Weather

Comrades, Family & Loved Ones, Greetings from our hut on Mt Elbrus! We are comfortable and dry, but the day was quite wet. We made it up it to the hut in a whiteout but managed to not get too … Continue reading

Elbrus 2018 – Team Red at High Hut

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    By Mike Hawkins 10 days x 3,000 calories per day = 150 Clif Bars or 60 PB&J sandwiches Planning and packing food for long trips in the backcountry can be challenging and time consuming – but the last thing you want is to eat energy bars for 6 days straight. Climbers need to consider several […]

  • Single Wall Tents – Condensation Factories

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  • Alpine Start Breakfast

    When summit morning arrives, it’s important to move efficiently through packing, preparation, and last but not least – breakfast! Mike Hawkins talks through a few of the foods we like to eat for quick fuel on alpine start mornings. Whether it’s midnight or 3:00am, these options are our go-to fast breakfasts.  

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