One of the best expeditions I have been on. Both guides did an excellent job – logistics, instructions and safety. Vern was excellent both on and off the mountain. We had a last-minute issue with availability of drinking water on leaprus. Vern organized and bought sufficient water for the trip the morning we were departing for leaprus. Also, he made an excellent call of waiting out a night for the weather to improve to make the summit push. I have been to 4 snow schools and this was by far the best. I have aspirations for climbing Denali and I am convinced I should go with Vern.
Lodging in St. Petersburg, Moscow were good. I particularly liked the lodge and hosts in Terkskol. Goes without saying Leaprus Hut made the time on the mountain very enjoyable.