June 30, 2017
All continues to go well in Russia. Charlotte, Igor and team just seem to be having a ton of fun, with everyone getting along well. They put in a good training/refresher day on the lower slopes of Elbrus and are now ready to get a bit more serious.
They’re heading up now to the hut we use up on Elbrus for at least the next 3 nights. Each night increases their acclimatization and now is not the time to rush. They’ll put in another acclimatization hike above the hut before thinking about their summit attempt. So, first things first – get settled in at the hut and log another workout and a couple of nights at that new altitude of just over 13,000 ft.