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Stories: Elbrus

Mountain adventures create the best stories, and we want to share some of ours with you. Dive into Alpenglow Stories to stay up to date on expeditions in the field, read blogs, and get tips and tricks from guides.

What’s in Adrian’s Closet?

  “Frostbite is Failure” Interview with Adrian Ballinger: A run-through of every climbing shoe and mountain boot in his arsenal. Mountain guides may be the most shoe-obsessed people on the…
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Summit on Elbrus

Successful summit for Jim on Elbrus!  We’re a little behind on posting this blog, because the guys moved so fast! Gaspar and Jim took advantage of a small weather window…
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From Russia with Love

We have a special team in Russia this season with just one guide and one very strong client. Gaspar Navarrete is leading the charge with Jim Walker right behind him….
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Successful Summit of Mount Elbrus

Our expedition team summited Mount Elbrus (18,510′ / 5642m) yesterday morning. Elbrus is one of the seven summits and it is the highest point in Europe. Despite the lack of…
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Update from Barrels Camp on Elbrus

Today the team begins their actual climb of Mt. Elbrus. Through a combination of ski lifts and hiking they arrived at The Barrels, cozy mountain huts at 12,300′ / 3750m on Elbrus. To…
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Getting to Mount Elbrus

Photos: Zeb Blais Day 3: The team took a short flight to Mineral Voldy and traveled by bus to Terskol in the Baksan Valley. This short flight should gave them excellent…
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Successful SUMMIT on Mount Elbrus!

Photos: Ben Mitchell Successful SUMMIT for our Elbrus expedition team!! Everything went smooth for the climb and everyone summited. The team is psyched and safely back down at the hotel,…
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Elbrus Summit Push Is Happening!

Text & Photos: Ben Mitchell “Day 9: Had a good day today. Weather was clear, a bit windy at our high point. A fair number of climbers on the route…
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Elbrus Expedition Update From Barrels Camp

Text & Photos: Ben Mitchell “Day 5: Good hike today. We went up Cheget. Rode two chairlifts and hiked to 3400 meters to acclimatize. Then we had lunch at the…
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Updates From Moscow

Text & Photos: Ben Mitchell “Day 2: Fun day here. Went on a tour of the city this morning. Focused on the Kremlin and Red Square then drove around looking…
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