July 16, 2014
Perfect weather for a perfect summit climb. Mike reported that it could not have been a better day and that the ‘crew’ could not have done a better job. Everything was so good, in fact, that the team made a beeline from the summit to the high hut, packed up for a quick trip down to the chair lift and trams and were back at their hotel in Terskol, taking a shower and having a big dinner that same evening. Not often we can pull a summit day off that ends back at the hotel but sometimes the stars line up. Congrats to Brian, Mark and Jack. Heck of a job, guys. Something tells me that this will be the first of many – maybe even another SIX. And, of course, congratulations to Mike and Sasha for pulling off one seriously sweet (and quick) climb of Elbrus.
Mike will be heading shortly to St. Petersburg where he’ll meet our second team for the season. Igor and Sasha will join Mike and our full team of 10 climbers for another Elbrus adventure. As they say, stay tuned.