Archive for August, 2014

Second Acclimitization Hike – Day 2

Our second hike was more enjoyable because it wasn’t quite as steep going up or down. This second acclimatization hike covered same amount of elevation gain as before (1,100m or 3,600 ft) but over twice the distance (over 6 miles this time). We certainly had our moments of steep terrain,…

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First Glimpse of Elbrus – Day 1

Today we got our first views of Elbrus and it is gorgeous! (photos to come as wi-fi permits) For the first of our acclimitization hikes we would be heading up to a cafe at 3100m (10,200 ft) – a long way from our hotel at 2000m (6,600 ft). Clearly that…

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