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Jeroen MessingElbrus  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2008
Reached the summit on aug 29th 2008 in very bad weather, almost no visibility on the summit.
Pictures on: http://www.jeroenmessing.nl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=63
Posted Sep 14, 2008 11:03 am

kevin trieuWhat a dump  Sucess!

kevin trieu

trash, crowd, trash...
Posted Aug 25, 2008 8:47 pm



Very dirty mountain. Summit many time.
Posted Aug 2, 2008 3:09 am

andre hangaardSolo from Azau  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2008

andre hangaard

I was very lucky with the weather. Have planned this day back home for more than a year. Walked straight from Azau up to Diesel hut. Spent the night in one of the neighbouring smaller huts. One day to acclimatize up to 5000m and back to the hut. On the third day I summited after a strenuous 10 hours climb. 10:15am up on the west summit, normal route. A beautiful day with very light winds. It became incredibly hot on the descent on the glacier on the lower slopes. The Pilgrimtour's "Light package" was excellent. Everything worked out just fine!
Posted Jul 31, 2008 6:06 pm

andiynormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007


i summited Mt.Elbrus with a friend of mine.The weather was perfect and the route was extremely crowded .It was the second attempt. during the first one , we had a narrow escape from the storm on the north route
Posted Jun 29, 2008 3:40 pm

Shirley LamWest & East summits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2008

Shirley Lam

More crowded and touristy than imagined! Great weather during our summit push and beautiful views from the top.
Posted Jun 27, 2008 1:10 am

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2008


Summited both EAST and WEST summit after a high camp at Pastukhova Rocks. Our party of 3 ascended on foot alpine style from the village of Azau. Reached the summit after 4 days on the mountain under great weather conditions.
Posted Jun 23, 2008 1:45 am

MegasAlexandrosNormal route  Sucess!


The ascent on Elbrus was a great experience! Setting out around 2 AM and heading towards Pastukhova rocks having left those behind sunrise arrived with a majestic sight of Elbrus' shadow on on side and a memorable sunrise on the other. The walk up to the saddle took ages and it felt like a never ending story. As I approached the saddle I felt very weak and exhausted and thought I was finished but after a few refreshing cups of tea and a chocolate bar I felt revived and was completely restored. Reached the summit and enjoyed a few moments of clear skies after which fog and clouds engulfed the summit. I was on guided tour and felt like going for the eastern summit but I didn't dare raise the question. Perhaps it was the better option since a ragging thunderstorm closed in as we descended. Great experience and a memorable climb indeed!
Posted Apr 13, 2008 8:47 pm

NoelleElbrus  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007


Summited Mt. Elbrus on a very nice day and with an extreme head cold!
Posted Mar 27, 2008 11:04 am

CrazyBananaStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2007


I have climbed Elbrus as part of an independent five member expedition. On summit day I was climbing with one partner, the others have already reached it the days before. We had an unforgettable sunrise, with the shadow of the mountain visible on the horizon! I have never seen anything like it! We started from our camp next to Barrels and after 10 hours reached summit. Descent was about 4 hours.
Posted Mar 26, 2008 1:21 pm

dynerciaNormal rout
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2007


It was not the most beautiful mountain in my life, but a fight was long and gruelling :)
Posted Feb 5, 2008 9:35 am

codelancerNormal Route
Date Climbed: May 5, 2007


We turned back from 5000m because too late and very strong wind.
Posted Sep 30, 2007 9:51 am

HeyItsBenNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007


Beautiful clear summit day. <6 hours from P-rocks, went solo from 16.5k although solo is a relative term - there were 200+ people going for the summit that day. Made some great new friends.
Posted Aug 20, 2007 8:50 pm

Sara_MatisseBeautiful Place!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2005


Climbed with my boyfriend at the time Kurt Wedberg. It was a great trip and I enjoyed getting to know Hjordis and Bernd two great mountain guides. Bernd was awesome to climb with and gave me much confidence on my highest peak up to that date - what beautiful views - absolutely gorgeous!
Posted Aug 11, 2007 12:03 pm

esugiElbrus summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007


Gunner and I acclimatized in Adil Su valley (climbing Gumachi) for couple of days first. Then, camped near the Barrel Huts. Second day, we moved our camp near the Diesel Huts and afternoon stroll up to the Pashtuhova Rocks. Third day, left camp at 3:30am and summitted in 5hr 45 min. We still developed pounding headache near the summit!

I probably will not return to this mountain (as I did not particularly enjoy the slog), but I would like to come back to the Caucausus to climb other more technical peaks/routes (like Ushba!).
Posted Aug 5, 2007 8:46 pm

gunnersmithStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007


ESugi and I made the summit after acclimitizing on Gumachi and spending 2 nights on the mountain at Barrels and Diesel.
Posted Jul 28, 2007 9:36 am

Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2007


Summitted together with 7 good friends - all Belgians - in perfect weather. Fun climb, interesting region, great views. Thanks to Pilgrim Tours and our guide Oxana.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 11:37 am

TodoVerticalRoute Climbed: Normal route from  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007


Two teams reached the highest summit of Europe:

The first with skis to the top of the west summit on July 6th. 2007 leaded by Luis Pantoja & Mariano Frutos, and followed by Alberto, Alvaro, Liz, Jorge y Jesús (7 out of 10) on a warm and clear day with no gloves in the summit. Very good skiing down !!

The second team leaded by Jonás Cruces reached the west summit on July 8th. 2007 and followed by, Manuel, Erik, Paco, Jose María y Javier (6 out of 8) on a windy and freezing day.
Posted Jul 15, 2007 2:54 am

JuhoRoute Climbed: Standard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


Bad weather, low visibility and nobody else up there on that day. Expedition blog at http://elbrusexpedition.blogspot.com/
Posted Jul 12, 2007 8:18 am

sutcliffe996Elbrus  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007


Another interesting climb with AAI and Dave Morton, all went smoothly.
Posted Jul 3, 2007 5:46 am

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