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Elbrus : The highest in Europe. Part 3 : The Deathly door!

Date walked: 28/04/2011

We struggled, elbows in faces. When does the power get switched back on ? ( Maybe the highest but not the poshest hotel) Head torch beams pass about. Strangely enough for the first time hill climbing a butterfly stomach. There was no danger like before climbing on towers of rock or multi day mixed climbing, this was a walk! Two big accidents in the past month seen a bunch of folks die at the col between the summit peaks from the exposed nature of Elbrus in the Caucusaus mountains. Then another accident from slab avalanche up at the rocks killed 4 people. We had nearly a foot of new snow over the past couple of days storms on the hill and when the gales slowed up late the night before a couple jumped out their container and made a snow man to the amusement of us all trying to stare out the tiny port hole window on the top shelf.

Max was at the door!


BTW : This is Sh##e I know but it has a novelty side for me.

Bored now.

Coming soon : /EDITED

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Distance: 13 km
Sub2000s: 8


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