Mount Elbrus Trip Report (#14412)
- Signed By: Simo Ruokolainen
- Date submitted: November 05, 2004
- Date(s) climbed: 22.07.2002
We were group of four people (my friend, his girlfriend and guide). First we took a train from Finland to St. Petersburg. From there our guide called Kosti (Kostas I think) joined in and we started our journey to Caucasus. It took almost two days by train from St Petersburg to Mineralnje Vody. Then we took a cab to Terskol. We spent few days hiking in "Green Hotel" area and went then to the barrel huts by a cable car. Climbing to Elbrus under the nightsky was a fantastic experience, even though my physical condition for that kind of effort should have been much better. We reached the top before midday, weather was exellent. Back to Finland we went by aeroplane. Thanks to our guide Kosti and my friends about unforgettable experience. And best wishes to guys from Bergen, Norway.