Home
   Today's News
   8000 Meters Facts
  
Banners Ads
   Bookstore
   Classified Ads
   Climb for Peace
  
Contact

   Downloads
  
Educational
  
Expeditions
  
Facts
  
Games
  
Gear
  
History
  
Interviews

   Mailing List
   Media

   Medical
  
News (current)
   News Archives
   Sat Phones
   Search
   Seven Summits
   Snowboard
   Speakers
   Students
   Readers Guide
   Risks

   Trip Reports
   Visitor Agreement

   Volunteer/help

 

    
  

 

  




  Elbrus Team Acclimatizes at 4100 Meters


NOTE: 4100 meters equals approx. 13,451 feet above sea level

29 July 2013:

Hi everyone this is Pramila Kumari with an Elbrus expedition dispatch for July 29 2013.

Today we left are comfortable quarters in Azau for huts at elevation of 4100 meters. We had mixed weather. When we started it was cloudy with very low visibility. As we headed higher towards Puspakhov Rocks sun showed up on and off and we were able to get some views of the Caucasus mountains and it was beautiful. We were very fortunate to witness that.

The higher we went it started to snow, and the visibility started to greatly diminish. Finially we arrived at Puspakhov Rocks. I was thrilled beyond words!!!!! That was our groups acclimatization hike, and it was successful, Everyone did it.

We started to head down to our huts. It was fun coming down. Once we arrived at huts a hot dinner was waiting for us. As we dispatch this message we are all settled in our beds. Tomorrow we plan to climb to 5100 meters and practice self arrest and other mountain safety things.

Good night and thanks for following us.


28 July 2013:

Hi everyone this is Scott Patch with a dispatch for the 28 July 2013 Elbrus Expedition.

Today our goal was to get to 4100 meters to a acclimatize. We woke in the valley to heavy rain and low clouds. As we ascended the rain turned to snow and at 3700 meters we were in about 35 cm (14 in) of fresh snow at 3700 meters (12,140 feet). Despite the fresh snow we slowly moved up the mountain until we got to 4100 meters (13,450 feet). Everyone felt great!!! After a short. Real we descended back into the valley for an excels t lunch.

The remainder of the afternoon was spent packing our backpacks as tomorrow we move to our Elbrus basecamp at 4100 meters.

We are all having a great time and are enjoying the food immensely!!!!

Thanks for following our expedition.


27 July 2013:

Hey everyone this is Scott Patch with an Elbrus 2013 dispatch from Azau, Russia for 27th July.

This morning we woke to blue skies and crisp mountain air. After a wonderful breakfast, at our hotel in Azau we set out for our first acclimatization hike up Mt Cheget, 3450 meters (11,320 feet). It was a wonderful hike, in beautiful weather and stunning views of Mt Elbrus, Mt Koguti, Mt Donguzorum and Mt Nikra. After spending about 45 minutes on the summit, enjoying the wonderful views and great company, we descended to the village of Cheget for an amazing lunch. After lunch we wondered the stores and outdoor shops of Cheget Village before returning to Azau for some relaxation.

Tomorrow we will travel to the slopes of Elbrus, approx 4200 meters (13,780 feet) for our second day of acclimatizing. We look forward to getting into snow and having a great day.

Thanks for following our Expedition!

Walking up for next camp

Team walking together for next camp.
 


 

 

Millet One Sport Everest Boot Expedition and mountaineering boot for high altitude and extremely cold conditions. The Everest has conquered all 14 mountains over 8,000m and also the Seven Summits- and has now had a makeover to ensure continued peak preformance. With a newer sung, Alpine Fit, and even lighter Expedition footwear for mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold.  NOTE US SIZES LISTED. See more here.

 







 

 

Altitude pre-
  
acclimatization

   Ascenders

   Atlas snowshoes

   Black Diamond

   Botas

   Brunton

   Carabiners

   CaVa Climbing Shoes
   Clearance

   Clif Bar

   Cloudveil

   CMI

   Crampons

   Edelweiss ropes
  
Eureka Tents

   Featured

   FoxRiver

   Garmin

   Granite Gear

   Harnesses
   Headlamps
   Helmets

   HighGear
   Ice Axes

   Kavu Eyewear

   Katadyn

   Kelty

   Kong

   Lekisport

   Lowepro

   Motorola

   Mountain Hardwear

   Mountainsmith

   MSR

   Nalgene

   New England Ropes

   Nikwax

   Omega

   Patagonia

   Pelican

   Petzl

   PowerBar

   Princeton Tec

   Prescription Glacier

   Glasses

   Primus

   Rope Bags

   Seattle Sports

   Serius
  
Sleeping Bags

   Stubai

   Suunto

   Tents

   Thermarest

   Trango

   Tool Logic

   Trekking Poles
   Yaktrax
  
and more here

 



  



Send email to     •   Copyright© 1998-2003 EverestNews.com
All rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, Visitor Agreement, Legal Notes: Read it