Sunday, 10 August 2008

Elbrus June 2008

After the postponement of the trip to Everest I decided I needed to use my new found fitness for something. After discussing various options with Kim I decided on Elbrus (5642m) which is officially the highest mountain in Europe and is on the Russian / Georgian boarder. I approached my good friend and neighbour, Russell Brice, and a plan was made for a trip leaving at the end of May for 2 weeks.

Photo 1 shows Elbrus from the refuge. It is the left hand peak.

We had to dig down to find our toilet hut (photo 2) after is had been buried under snow.

We climbed on skis sometimes, and on foot at other times.

Until both Russ and I reached the summit.

The coming down was easier and the final walk home was positively hot!

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Everest - the countdown

Postings for my Everest trip should begin from the end of March. I will try and make sure that the blog is updated once a week but it will obviously depend on where I am on the mountain and my access to a computer. Dates for the trip are: 29th March 2008 to 8th June 2008