July 20, 2014
Mike Hamill checked in today from St. Petersburg where Igor Tsaruk and he met our second Elbrus team of the 2014 season. First big hurdle has been cleared – almost. Everyone made it in and has been checked into our hotel, had dinner and sent off to bed. Two bags have not yet arrived but shouldn’t be an issue. The team has all of tomorrow for those bags to catch up prior to the group’s departure for the Caucasus. Two nights in St. Petersburg, on arrival, makes dealing with delayed luggage easier. Not easy, but easier. Full day of touring tomorrow with an English speaking guide. Fun to begin to get a feel for Russia.