July 12, 2012
We received an email from Elbrus team leader, Mike Hamill, yesterday. Weather was nice as the team did an acclimatization hike up to an observatory located on the side of Elbrus. Today, the team heads to the Kashkotash Glacier to get in a day of training on the ice. The Kashkotash is a dry glacier that provides an excellent place to work on cramponing and ice climbing skills. It takes a special permit to get into this area, but it’s worth it. They’ll be heading up to Elbrus itself soon. All’s good!