September 9, 2021
The Elbrus Team enjoyed another great day of weather today. The team got a good night sleep and were ready to stretch their legs and gain some elevation. One of our favorite acclimatization hikes takes the team to an old observatory that gains about 3,200 feet over 12 miles. Everyone is feeling great and moving well according to IMG Senior Guide Sasha Sak. Tomorrow, the team will pack up their gear and head up the ski lifts, followed by a short hike to the huts on Mount Elbrus. From the huts, the team will be in position to climb the mountain but not before some additional training and acclimatization. There is no rush and we will be watching the weather for the summit bid!
All is well on Mount Elbrus!