July 11, 2014
It’s Elbrus season. IMG Senior Guide, Mike Hamill, arrived yesterday in Moscow and met our first Elbrus team of the season. A father with his two sons – how cool is that? They flew to Mineralnye Vody early this morning and one of our Russian partners, Sasha Sak, met the crew at the airport there and they all drove together to the village of Terskol in the Baksan Valley. They’ve checked into their hotel, had dinner and are ready to get some rest. Tomorrow, the acclimatization process starts with a 3,000 ft. hike up to an observatory. Actually the process begins tonight. Sleeping at 7,000 ft. plus is a good start.
We’ll keep you posted throughout the course of their custom trip to climb Elbrus. Grab a copy of Mike’s book, “Climbing the Seven Summits” and learn more about the country, mountain, route and what it takes to successfully ascend the highest mountain in Europe.