...with Ivona. Great experience.
(What a dump...)
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
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!
I spent one night at the barrels and two nights at the Diesel hut before summitting. It was a cold and windy day.
Climbed Elbrus in slightly more than 24 hours round trip with Alex Trubachev after being acclimatized on Dykh-Tau.
First Day: Azau to Priut (Diesel)
Second Day: Summit
Third Day: Return to Azau
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:
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
trash, crowd, trash...
Very dirty mountain. Summit many time.
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!
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
More crowded and touristy than imagined! Great weather during our summit push and beautiful views from the top.
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.
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!
Summited Mt. Elbrus on a very nice day and with an extreme head cold!
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.
It was not the most beautiful mountain in my life, but a fight was long and gruelling :)
We turned back from 5000m because too late and very strong wind.
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.