Mt Elbrus Climb
Leave Belfast late afternoon on Thurs. 20th August for flight to Heathrow then onward overnight flight to Moscow.
Arrive in Moscow at 0530 hrs pick up baggage then taxi to Vnukovo airport for flight to Mineralny Vody at 1130hrs.
After arriving at M.V. airport it was then a 4 / 5 hour mini bus journey to our hotel at Terskol village close to Mt.Elbrus.
Sat.22nd acclimatization walk on Cheget mountain.
Sun 23rd leave our hotel in Terskol and travel to the “Barrels” on Elbrus. An afternoon trek through gale force winds and zero visibility to Pastukhov rocks 4800mts then back to the barrells.
Mon 24th. Rest day. A little fun work out with crampons on a steep slope close to the barrells.
Tue. 25th. Leave at 0430 hrs for summit trek arriving on the top at 0915 ish. Take a few pictures and enjoy the views before returning to the barrells for Lunch.
Pack up all our gear then trek back down to the comfort of our hotel in Treskol. By 1600 hrs we were all enjoys a few celebratory drinks. Everyone feeling good by now.
Two more nights at the hotel in Terskol then off to Moscow for 3 nights before travelling back to Belfast.