Mount Elbrus Trip Report (#14484)
- Signed By: Ben Francis
- Date submitted: June 11, 2002
- Date(s) climbed: 4pm on 6th June 2002
Don't underestimate this mountain at the extremes of the season. Took us 13hrs up, 5 down starting from the Barrels. Deep snow and strong winds.
If you want to have a stroll, go in July or August.
We had 4 summiters out of 10 - and anyone taking Diamox did not make it. Fitness is better than pills.
Pilgrim tours were superb - I would recommend then every time - the guides were efficient, knowledgeable, friendly and fun. Drop me a line if you need advice.