5 dead on Mt Elbrus

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5 dead on Mt Elbrus

by Alpinist » Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:30 pm

"Five climbers died after getting caught in a snowstorm while on the highest mountain in Europe, Russia's Mount Elbrus.

Fourteen other members of the group were rescued in strong winds and low visibility amid temperatures of minus 20 degrees Celsius, the Emergency Situations Ministry said on September 24.

Eleven of the survivors were taken to hospital.

The September 23 incident occurred when the 19 climbers were at an altitude of over 5,000 meters."


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Re: 5 dead on Mt Elbrus

by Scott » Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:47 pm

A lot of people underestimate Elbrus. It's a straightforward ascent in good weather, but the weather can be extremely harsh, especially outside the July and August time period.

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