I am toying with the idea of heading to Russia next month to have a go at Elbrus via the north route. Does anyone have good info on what the conditions are likely to be like or, specifically what they are likely to be given how the current season is (e.g., unusually wet or dry)? Also, what is the crevasse situation like on that side? I've heard that there are very few and they are quite easy to spot, so that solo climbing is fairly doable.
I am currently communicating with Pilgrim tours regarding logistics, however, I would prefer to climb unguided.
Any information or advice you can provide is greatly appreciated.