It snowed, it froze over, we were pinned in our tents. The weather forecast was set to improve but it’s never accurate on big ‘hills’. Of course the sun has to shine eventually. When I woke up at 1am on Monday we were still in ‘Fogville’. It was miserable. Big mountains generate their own weather, […]
‘We made it! A full house summited at 12 pm today. Well done to everyone especially the boys’.
The team are all safely back at the Povorot hotel in Terskol. Many thanks to Dirk for organising the snow plough which got everyone off the mountain at speed, after a successful summit in trying conditions.
Tomorrow will be spent […]
Message from Sean is that everyone is well and that today’s acclimatisation hike was a good slog up to 3150m – in denims. Instead of doing the usual route to Cheget, they went to the Observation station and had fantastic views of Mt Elbrus. The weather was beautiful. But the best news of all is that […]
The group flew from Moscow to Mineralnye Vody (Mineral Water) this morning and then drove for 3 hours to Terskol. Tony, Sean and Dido are frustratingly still without their gear bags. We are all hoping that the bags arrive in Terskol tomorrow during their acclimatisation hike up the ski lift, and along Cheget ridge to about 3400m. Brand new silver studded […]