Mount Elbrus Trip Report (#22159)
- Signed By: Caj E Svensson
- Date submitted: April 12, 2011
- Date(s) climbed: 2010-07-20
- Number of People Encountered:50+ people
- Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
We camped in the Western rock band at about 4200 m for a few days, making acclimatizing hikes and waiting out the weather. Group was Caj and Eva in one tent and Rasmus, Emelie and Anders in another tent. Woke up to strong winds one morning and to snow another. At 12:30 am the sixth morning, the sky was clear and we had some breakfast and left camp by 2 am. A cold climb until sun reach us at the saddle between the two summits. A nice hike in the firm snow going up. We felt no need to rope up. A quick descent to camp. Emelie and Anders left for the cable car, leaving the rest of us to have a last night in tent before getting back down.
A lot of garbage everywhere in the rocks.