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Team Gets Our First Peek at the Peak

Greetings Comrades, We got some good acclimatization today as we climbed up from the valley floor to an observatory at about 10,000 feet. We were accompanied for part of the way by a huge flock of very vocal sheep— it … Continue reading

Team Gets Our First Peek at the Peak

Greetings Comrades, We got some good acclimatization today as we climbed up from the valley floor to an observatory at about 10,000 feet. We were accompanied for part of the way by a huge flock of very vocal sheep— it … Continue reading

Team Elbrus Climbs Cheget Ridge

Greetings Comrades, It was a busy day of climbing, eating and organizing. This morning, we acclimatized by hiking up Cheget Ridge for a few hours until we could go no further. Why? See the sign below. After a rest at … Continue reading

Introducing… Freddy Van Diesel

Our team, with much deliberation and strength of creativity, has chosen a name. You may however have to chat personally with a team member in order decipher the genius.

Island Hopping

Today we went island hopping in our private boat between the Sun and Moon Islands. We enjoyed spectacular views of the rugged coastlines and the Bolivian Royal Range. Today we also got to pet an alpaca and even play with … Continue reading

Elbrus Team Flies South

Greetings Comrades, We flew from Moscow today to the airport at Mineral Vody in the South of Russia. From there, we drove for a few hours past fields of corn and fruit trees into the mountains to Terskol, our base … Continue reading

On the Road

Saludos (Greetings) to our friends and family! Today we explored the ruins of Tiwanaku! Pepe, our guide around Tiwanaku, did an awesome job of bringing to life the civilization behind the stone ruins. At lunch some of us tried llama … Continue reading

Bolivia 2019!

Welcome to our 2019 Bolivia cybercast! Our long planned and awaited for trip began today in La Paz! We started the day with a gear check, followed by lunch, and a tour of the city. Our favorite mode of transportation … Continue reading

Team Tours Moscow

Greetings Comrades, It’s hard to tour a city of over 12 million people in a single day, but we did our best and were able to hit many of Moscow’s highlights. We spent some time in Red Square (huge!) and … Continue reading

Elbrus Team Meets in Moscow

Priviet (that’s “hi” in Russian) Everyone, Greetings from Moscow, where our first 2019 Elbrus Expedition kicked off today. Happy to report that everyone got here without a hitch and with no lost luggage! We spent some time this afternoon getting … Continue reading

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  • Ice Axes: Selecting a Size & Style

    An ice axe is a critical piece of mountain equipment. Not only does it need to be suited for the terrain you will be encountering on a given peak, but it also needs to be sized correctly. As with most gear, the array of choices can be overwhelming, so we are going to break down […]

  • Two silhouettes clink beverages in the early morning in view of the Andes Mountains.

    Expedition Mindset: When “Showing Up” Means More than Physically Arriving

    The anticipation and physical preparation have been exhausting. The iron has been pumped. You have been ripping up stair sets for breakfast. Every precious ounce of your kit is honed. But have you stretched your expedition mindset? An expedition is much more than the physical climb of a single mountain. For several weeks you will […]

  • Tents near Denali Base Camp.

    What to Expect: Denali Expeditions

    In this series, we break down what to expect at the start of our expeditions. Where will you stay? Are there any tips or tricks to make the trip begin more smoothly? Though a Denali expedition can last 20+ days, the first two days can set the tone for the rest of the journey. While […]

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