ElbrusOur 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 a view from the summit, the team still had a lot to celebrate! CHEERS to a strong team and a successful summit!

On summit day the team woke around 3 AM for a quick breakfast and hot drink. A snow-cat took them to their previous highpoint at Pastukhov Rocks (15,000′ / 4572m). From there it was almost 4,000 vertical feet (1,220 meters) to the summit of Elbrus, primarily on open moderately angled glaciers. They reached the summit mid-morning and due to the low visibility they weren’t able to enjoy the typical stunning views of the Caucuses from Europe’s highest summit. The round-trip climb had them back to the Barrels Camp in about twelve hours. They safely made it off the mountain and to Azau, and soon back to Moscow!

For more information on our Mount Elbrus expedition, or any of our other international expeditions check out our website. For any questions call our office at 877-873-5376 or send us an email  info@alpenglowexpeditions.com.