Mount Elbrus Trip Report (#14422)
- Signed By: Russell Shaw
- Date submitted: August 13, 2004
In the preceding week we had no acclimatisation at all due to poor weather. Fortunately by the time we set up camp at 4100m the skies had cleared and we had a great view of the summit. Our summit morning was cold and we had strong winds, but visibility was good and we made steady progress. The group spread out, and I finally made it to the summit shortly after midday, climbing for just over nine hours in total!
The view was from the top was great, but without adequate acclimatisation it was really tough. In total on this UIAAF International Youth Meet 24 of the 27 climbers summitted, although one was struck by snow blindness on the way down.