hike: mt elbrus russia mountaineering

A repeat of the 2009 mountaineering trip to Mt Elbrus organized by Svetlana Litvinenko will be done in July 2010. Mt Elbrus, at 18,513', is the highest point in Europe and is one of the "seven summits". Having climbed it last July, I would describe it as an EXT backpack with crampons and ice ax on a flagged and well-traveled route. It was an easier route and shorter but much higher hike than Mt Whitney, my previous high peak. Following the Mt Elbrus climb, there will be an option to climb Lenin Peak in Kyrgyzstan at 23,406'. A meeting will be held in January for anyone interested, curious, wanting to learn more, see a slide show or talk with the 2009 group. For further information and details, phone or email Zig Sondelski.

Level:EXT
Vertical:5000'
Route:Out & Back
Pace:Fast
Organizer:Zig Sondelski
Phone:801-292-8332
Date:Sat Jul 10 2010 — Sat Jul 24 2010
Meeting Place:Registration required
Web Link:Mt Elbrus

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