August 5, 2014
Trip 3 has begun. Jonathan Schrock and Igor Tsaruk met Team 3 in St. Petersburg Sunday evening. Everyone’s accounted for and all their luggage arrived. Nice. Weather’s been quite nice in St. Petersburg so the team had a great day of sightseeing Monday, capped off with a boat ride through the rivers/canals of St. Petersburg. They’re flying now to Mineralnye Vody. About a 4 hour drive up to the Baksan Valley and the village of Terskol. That’s where they’ll meet their third guide, Sasha Sak. Acclimatization/training will be on the agenda for the next several days. All’s good.