June 22, 2016
Finding the right window of weather, wind and snow conditions to skin up and ski down Elbrus takes a certain amount of planning, persistence and a lot of luck. This year’s June ski trip had enough of all three. Not only were our skiers able to ‘skin up’ Elbrus but snow conditions also allowed for a fun descent. Half our team skied and half stayed with the crampons and climbed but having 3 guides on board allowed members that choice.
Now the team’s back in the valley and enjoying some sightseeing and hiking. The Caucasus is truly a spectacular mountain range, more so than I think a lot of folks understand. They’ll take advantage of everything before heading off to Moscow on the 23rd, where the adventure will continue.