Noel Hanna

Adventurer

Elbrus

Russia, Europe

Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano located in the western Caucasus mountain range, in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay–Cherkessia, Russia, near the border of Georgia. Mt. Elbrus’s peak is the highest in the Caucasus, in Russia. [Wikipedia]

Date Update
26th Jul 2007 Arrive in Moscow.
27th Jul 2007 Fly from Moscow to Mineral vody (2 hour flight s.e.). Transfer by mini bus to hotel in Cheget.(4 hours).
28th Jul 2007 Acclimatization climbing day to the shoulder of Mt.Cheget. after taking 2 chair lifts up.
29th Jul 2007 Acclimatization climbing day to Barrels huts (3800mts) then climb to Priutt (4200mts) burnt out hut.Travel back to Cheget to hotel.
30th Jul 2007 Acclimatization climbing day to Barrels huts. We brought all our gear with us as we will be staying in barrels for next 2 nights. Climb to Pastukhov rocks (4800).
31st Jul 2007 Rest day. Take chair lift down to lower station for acclimatization.
1st Aug 2007 0230hrs get up and get ready for 0400hrs start for summit climb of south side. 1018hrs arrive at summit 5642mts. 1031 hrs leave summit for saddle. 1145 leave saddle and continue down the north side. 1700hrs arrive at huts. Get soup and bread then continue to northside base camp arriving at 2050hrs. We passed by mushroom rocks.
2nd Aug 2007 Rest and wait for support vehicle + driver for cycle out to sea-level.
3rd Aug 2007 1350hrs leave base camp on bike with support vehicle + persons. Cycle on dirt trails until 2100hrs. 20km short of Karachaevsk. Stay at friends house of support driver (Urii).110 kms.
4th Aug 2007 Have to register travel documents to get permit to continue to next district. 1100hrs start cycling from where I stopped last night. Cycled to Mostowskoy were we stay in hotel !!?? for the night.170 kms.
5th Aug 2007 Start cycling at 0900hrs from Mostowskoy and reached 20km past Shaumyan, having to stop and register travel documents during the day. We pitch tent at side of river + train track and sleep their for the night.190kms.
6th Aug 2007 Start cycling at 0615hrs as I have only 50/55 kms to go to the sea. 0921 reached the Black-sea at Tyapse. Temp. at sea-level +38/+40.

Elbrus

Russia, Europe

Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano located in the western Caucasus mountain range, in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay–Cherkessia, Russia, near the border of Georgia. Mt. Elbrus’s peak is the highest in the Caucasus, in Russia. [Wikipedia]

Date Update
26th Jul 2007 Arrive in Moscow.
27th Jul 2007 Fly from Moscow to Mineral vody (2 hour flight s.e.). Transfer by mini bus to hotel in Cheget.(4 hours).
28th Jul 2007 Acclimatization climbing day to the shoulder of Mt.Cheget. after taking 2 chair lifts up.
29th Jul 2007 Acclimatization climbing day to Barrels huts (3800mts) then climb to Priutt (4200mts) burnt out hut.Travel back to Cheget to hotel.
30th Jul 2007 Acclimatization climbing day to Barrels huts. We brought all our gear with us as we will be staying in barrels for next 2 nights. Climb to Pastukhov rocks (4800).
31st Jul 2007 Rest day. Take chair lift down to lower station for acclimatization.
1st Aug 2007 0230hrs get up and get ready for 0400hrs start for summit climb of south side. 1018hrs arrive at summit 5642mts. 1031 hrs leave summit for saddle. 1145 leave saddle and continue down the north side. 1700hrs arrive at huts. Get soup and bread then continue to northside base camp arriving at 2050hrs. We passed by mushroom rocks.
2nd Aug 2007 Rest and wait for support vehicle + driver for cycle out to sea-level.
3rd Aug 2007 1350hrs leave base camp on bike with support vehicle + persons. Cycle on dirt trails until 2100hrs. 20km short of Karachaevsk. Stay at friends house of support driver (Urii).110 kms.
4th Aug 2007 Have to register travel documents to get permit to continue to next district. 1100hrs start cycling from where I stopped last night. Cycled to Mostowskoy were we stay in hotel !!?? for the night.170 kms.
5th Aug 2007 Start cycling at 0900hrs from Mostowskoy and reached 20km past Shaumyan, having to stop and register travel documents during the day. We pitch tent at side of river + train track and sleep their for the night.190kms.
6th Aug 2007 Start cycling at 0615hrs as I have only 50/55 kms to go to the sea. 0921 reached the Black-sea at Tyapse. Temp. at sea-level +38/+40.