Mount Elbrus Trip Report (#14453)
- Signed By: Richard Patterson of London, UK
- Date submitted: September 10, 2003
- Date(s) climbed: 14th August 2002
Summitted via the normal route with our Ukrainian guide and survived OK without much acclimatisation. Day 1 in the Baksan Valley, Day 2 to Pastukhova rocks, Day 3 below Pastukhova rocks, Day 4 to the summit. We left the Diesel Hut relatively late at 5am to avoid the cold as much as possible, the sun was hot and didn't need too many clothes on summit. 7 hours up, 3 hours down.
There have been so many people going up over the past weeks that an easy trail to the top exists. We didn't need ice axes, just ski poles and crampons. Great views across the Caucasus, great time on the mountain. Thanks to my Dad for sharing the experience.