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Peak FreakRoute Climbed: West Peak - Southern route Date Climbed: June 29, 2004  Sucess!

Peak Freak

Was part of the Summits of Hope expedition raising funds for sick kids. We lucked out on a weather window. Wasn't sure if we were going to get it when we left camp at 3:00 a.m., but all 9 members of our team, plus 2 guides and a new climbing friend made it to the summit. Some spectacular views along the way.
Posted Oct 8, 2004 2:28 am

carloselbrusRoute Climbed: Southhern route. West summit. Date Climbed: July 14th 2002  Sucess!

carloselbrus

As part of my 7 Summit conquest, Elbrus was the first one. Splendid expedition, very good organization and , of course, when you travel with Alpine Ascents your are in 1st Class at the mountains with a 1st Class Guide: Vernon Tejas.
Posted Mar 2, 2004 10:18 am

ScottRoute Climbed: Standard Route via the South Face & Azau Valley Date Climbed: Sept 19

Scott

Went to the saddle. We had very bad weather. During our stay 4 feet (1.3 meters) of snow fell. Summit day was clearer, but very cold, -19 with a windchill in the -50's. No-one made the summit in our group of 12, many returned with frostbite. See TRIP REPORT.
Posted Sep 29, 2003 4:53 pm

GuiltyRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: August 26,2003  Sucess!

Guilty

Very stormy and white-out conditions also. Under 7hrs from the small huts. I was the only solo American climber around. Not to many Gringo's around so I hooked up with a Canada climber. We spent only 4 days on the mountain. It helps your ascent if you avoid taking the tram/chailift with your GEAR!
Posted Sep 7, 2003 2:52 am

eugeneowenRoute Climbed: South Side from Barrels to West Summit (Normal Route) Date Climbed: 26 August 2003  Sucess!

eugeneowen

Whiteout conditions and strong winds all the way. 8 hours from glacier research hut at 3850m - just above barrels - to the top. Climbed with Ivan Moshnikov - great experience!
Posted Sep 3, 2003 4:23 am

denarneRoute Climbed: normal route - west summit Date Climbed: 01 august 2003  Sucess!
Beautifull mountain,

High mountain,

Cold (-20°C and lower!)

Windy



A wonderfull experience !!!
Posted Aug 7, 2003 5:24 am

tneRoute Climbed: Normal route unsupported, carryed all equipment, no lifts used Date Climbed: 2003-07-27  Sucess!

tne

Excelent weather, and we made it !!!



more info on http://elbrus.has.it
Posted Aug 4, 2003 9:55 am

UliRoute Climbed: Normal to west summit Date Climbed: July 21, 2003  Sucess!

Uli

Did the climb with Martin (see entry below). Everything is said. Thanks for the greetings.
Posted Jul 29, 2003 5:30 am

mpaRoute Climbed: Normal route to western summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2003

mpa

Weather was not so stable, partly cloudy during ascent. Reached summit at 8:00 am.
Posted Jul 29, 2003 3:46 am

Marcel van der WalRoute Climbed: standard route Date Climbed: june 5 2003  Sucess!

Marcel van der Wal

Excellent climb, terrible weather conditions day before. On summitday beautifull morning but almost whiteout conditions on summit. Heavy wind and rather cold. Loved being on Elbrus, she is a very, very tough but wonderfull lady.
Posted Jun 18, 2003 3:09 am

TMRoute Climbed: Standard route, and east summit Date Climbed: first time July, 2000  Sucess!

TM

I have been fortunate enough to have climbed Elbrus 14 times as a guide, including 4 ski descents. What a beautiful area, and what good people live there. Great skiing in winter as well as spring skiing in May, June and early July, and consider climbing the East summit too. Great hiking in the area. Shashlik (shishkabob), especially the lamb, is great. Go to the "dome" in Terskol, or the Deep Purple bar in the basement of the Hotel Cheget for entertainment. I'm happy to answer questions about the area: tom@mountelbrus.com, or try my local friends' website www.go-elbrus.com .



Have fun!
Posted Jan 31, 2003 10:51 am

LigaRoute Climbed: West Peak - Southern route Date Climbed: July 11, 2002  Sucess!

Liga

Bad weather (snowstorm and strong wind) in summit night, which stopped right before sunrise when we were close to saddle. In return we had a sunny morning on summit, although still very strong wind, and a really nice warm and sunny weather on our way down. Long climb, nothing really interesting, fast changing weather. I liked other parts of Caucasus much more than Elbrus.
Posted Jan 29, 2003 8:11 am

GernotRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: 30th March 2002  Sucess!
We did our acclimatisation by ski mountaineering and had very bad weather at the beginning, however weather at summit day was beautiful.
Posted Jan 13, 2003 4:22 am

richardpattisonRoute Climbed: Normal route to West Summit Date Climbed: Wednesday 14th August 2002  Sucess!

richardpattison

Summitted via the normal route with Eugene our Ukrainian guide and survived OK without much acclimatisation. Day 1 in the Baksan Valley, Day 2 to Pastukhova rocks, Day 3 below Pastukhova rocks, Day 4 to the summit. We left the Diesel Hut relatively late at 5am to avoid the cold as much as possible, the sun was hot and didn’t need too many clothes on summit. 7 hours up, 3 hours down.



There have been so many people going up over the past weeks that an easy trail to the top exists. We didn't need ice axes, just ski poles and crampons. Great views across the Caucasus, great time on the mountain. Thanks to my Dad for sharing the experience.



More info on my web site. Good luck...
Posted Nov 21, 2002 6:41 am

mountainjimRoute Climbed: Normal - West Summit Date Climbed: 25 July 2002  Sucess!

mountainjim

Terrible weather, sat in the barrels of 3 days freezing and bored. Massive summit day in white-out conditions. However, got there in the end and WITHOUT using the snowcat!!!
Posted Oct 31, 2002 6:18 am

Rhino Holding MesserRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: May 2001  Sucess!
Not too bad
Posted Apr 16, 2002 7:20 am

7summitsRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 5 july 1999  Sucess!

7summits

The caucasus is a really beautiful mountain range and Elbrus is it's giant. Summit day is very long, so make sure you acclimatise well as ther is no easy way down when you gat in trouble.

Beware of her famous storms and whiteouts, a compass and GPS are no luxury then!



See more info and pix on my 7 summits pages



Keep climbing,



Harry

www.7summits.com
Posted Mar 30, 2001 2:51 am

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