September 11, 2021
IMG Senior Guide Sasha Sak checked in this morning to let us know the team had a great day hiking to Pastukhov Rocks. They left the huts early in order to give themselves enough time to get more altitude under their belts and beat the weather that was predicted to come in. After getting up to the rocks, the storm clouds began to form and brought with it, rain, snow and thunderstorms. With the job done for the day, the team returned to the hut and are now poised to head to the summit as weather permits.
The team is ready and will take a look at the weather tonight. The forecast has precipitation in it tonight and the team is anticipating a possible hold pattern. This is not a problem because we have contingency built into the program and the weather looks better for Monday.
The team also had a guest arrive at camp. The infamous red fox that as Sasha put is is clever enough to steel good food if left around! You never know who you might bump into on Mount Elbrus!
All is well in Russia!