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WouterBBad weather
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

WouterB

Will have to try again.
Posted Nov 15, 2009 6:18 pm

LabrancheSeven Summits #2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2009

Labranche

I was part of a Canadian expedition, using logistical services from Pilgrim Tours, that reached the summit, as a team, this August 2009. It's very windy on the summit. The mountain is filled with human waste. It's quite appalling. Hopefully the local government will take control of the mountain in the new few years, and arrange to have it cleaned.
Posted Oct 9, 2009 3:29 pm

hasemannNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2009

hasemann

I climbed the west summit of Elbrus on July 21th 2009. Beautiful sunrise but the weather turned bad afterwards so no view from the summit. But a wonderful day :-)
Posted Sep 16, 2009 10:57 am

OzclimbElbrus  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2009

Ozclimb

Early morning start in great weather but windy and very cold at the summit. Was sick the whole trip which made it my hardest climb, I could barely breathe due to illness. Was well worth it.....even the house of pain and the house of horror at the barrells!!!!! :-)
Posted Aug 31, 2009 2:24 pm

bradeNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2009

brade

...with Ivona. Great experience.

(What a dump...)
Posted Aug 10, 2009 7:20 am

Ivonafrom Azau normal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2009

Ivona

Very dirty area...and view of ratracs really sad..but when you look at the other side of this mountain,wonderful rest of Caucasus it is the only reason to climb there.I reached the summit with Radek brade in a beautiful weather
Posted Aug 7, 2009 1:51 pm

Moogie737Via Dump Truck to Garabashi Station!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009

Moogie737

With Kristan, Todd, Zig, Sasha and Konstantin at 11 a.m. Gale-force winds, low visibilty and cold temps couldn't dampen our elation at reaching the summit, but this was no picnic of a climb. Fewer than 30 climbers reached the summit on this day. Because the cable car/chair lift was out of operation we ended up reaching the barrels huts the previous day by riding in the back of an army-surplus dump truck, a ride which puts anything at Six Flags to shame!
Posted Jul 20, 2009 9:57 am

leftyNormal route
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2009

lefty

I spent one night at the barrels and two nights at the Diesel hut before summitting. It was a cold and windy day.
Posted Jul 6, 2009 10:48 am

mthomasNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2007

mthomas

Climbed Elbrus in slightly more than 24 hours round trip with Alex Trubachev after being acclimatized on Dykh-Tau.
Posted Mar 1, 2009 10:55 am

MackoSNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2001

MackoS

First Day: Azau to Priut (Diesel)
Second Day: Summit
Third Day: Return to Azau
Posted Feb 24, 2009 12:38 pm

boriskrielenSeven Summit #2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2000

boriskrielen

Together with Ramon Sijmons and Peter-Arjen Boers we reached the west summit of Elbrus on July 27th 2000. Great climb! We organised everything ourselves, with some help from Pilgrim Tours for paperwork and logistics. :D
Posted Jan 13, 2009 7:17 am

lexlutherElbrus Skitour  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2007

lexluther

I did Mt. Elbrus as a skitour in May 2007. We had good luck with the weather conditions and the whole team reached the summit. See the full photo album at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexlichtenberger/sets/72157600767488997/
Posted Sep 14, 2008 12:40 pm

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

JelenaDirty

Jelena

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

andiy

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

bighornmonkey

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!

MegasAlexandros

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

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