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Elbrus. May 2007. Glacier above Pastukhova Rocks.

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Deb

Deb - Jun 22, 2007 11:57 am - Voted 10/10

Location?

Where is this shot taken and is that you? The background scenery is quite awesome.

codelancer

codelancer - Jun 22, 2007 5:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Location?

This is Elbrus, glacier above Pastukhova Rocks (~5000 m)
yeah, its me :)

teochristopoulos

teochristopoulos - Jun 24, 2007 5:59 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Location?

Is this in winter? Looks really hard ice!

codelancer

codelancer - Jun 24, 2007 6:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Location?

This is 5 May, 2007.

In winter and summer this glacier covered by snow, but in April\May very strong winds at this altitude and just naked ice.

Elbrus classical route has 2B in russian grade (or PD+ in apline system), but in May it hard 3B. Many accidents happens here. For example at week 27 April to 5 May 2007 - two people died and one in hospital with broken leg, hand and ribs :( He was our friend from poland team and we go up together.

Also 5 May was another rescue operation on Elbrus East slopes. Another russian team (5 people) was after "cold night" and one man also was broken (leg) :(

http://www.summitpost.org/image/303873/150255/rescue-operation.html

This is very dangerous mountain in May :(
11 people died 9 May 2006 after "cold night" and snowstorm at Saddle :(

teochristopoulos

teochristopoulos - Jun 25, 2007 4:32 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Location?

Thanks for replaying.
I visited the area in Aug 2005 and looked so different. I'll be there next August as well, planning to climb some more mountains in this area.
I liked the collection of your photos, but I think that you should add some more comments on them.

Cheers, Teo.

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