July 19, 2013
Mike touched base this morning from the village of Terskol. Good day training yesterday on the slopes of Elbrus. The plan had been to move up to our high hut today and get in position for a summit attempt in a couple of days. Rain put the ‘damper’ on that plan today. Mike has a couple of contingent days and decided to burn one today. The team stayed down low, in Terskol, and hope to head up in the morning. Just didn’t seem wise to move up in bad weather when they really didn’t need to do so.
Hope to be able to report that the team headed up this weekend.