Mount Elbrus Trip Report (#14476)
- Signed By: Erik Verheul
- Date submitted: August 14, 2002
- Date(s) climbed: 28 July 2002
Started with an 8 day backpack trek around the mountain for acclimatisation. 6 people, (Hello Maarten, (see below))our guide from HT and a local guide. Beautiful tour, didn't see a single tourist, and only one local famiy in 8 days. Endless snowfields, glaciers, river crossings and all in good weather, except some rain in the last 2 days. Then we climbed the mountain.
Quite a contrast because it was crowded.
"slept" in Priut, started walking around 2.15 am.
Beatiful starry night, clear moon and no wind. Impressive sunrise, Perfect. Summitted around 10.30, back at Priut at 13.30.