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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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June 28, 2014

Elbrus Team Reaches Blooming Baksan Valley

 

Red Square in Moscow. Tino Villanueva photo

Elbrus season has begun in Russia and the climbing season is in full swing. Our group met in Moscow to take in some of the sights and culture of this foreign land before heading to the mountain. The team is an unlikely match, with members joining from Hong Kong, Florida and Alaska.  Though the places we call home stretch all around the world, we have a strong team and we are looking forward to heading up to the Barrels camp today.  Everybody is ready to stride out their climbing legs on the mountain and the skiers are ready to rip some turns down the highest mountain in Europe.

 

Flowers blooming in the Baksan Valley. Tino Villanueva photo

 

Acclimatization hike in the Baksan Valley. Tino Villanueva photo

 

The team! Tino Villanueva photo