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July 18, 2018

Two Stones on the Summit-Epic Success on Elbrus

Early on the morning of July 9, 2018, two Stones sat on top of Europe, buffeted by high winds and cold temperatures, but holding on, rock solid, for one hard earned summit photo. John and daughter Madeleine Stone from Iowa first attempted to climb Russia‚Äôs Mt. Elbrus in 2017. [+] READ MORE

August 23, 2017

Making it Happen in Russia

“It’s not about the altitude...”
 
People come to climb Mount Elbrus for a wide variety of reasons. For some, it is one peak on the path to climbing the Seven Summits. Elbrus is not a technically difficult mountain, but it sees an inordinate amount of accidents, largely due to inexperience combined with quick access to altitude. This phenomenon describes the other type of climber drawn to this peak--it’s an accessible and lower-commitment first foray into high altitude climbing, making it a great place to experiment, if you hire a guide. And the last type of climber drawn to this peak is the athlete and adventurer looking to expand his or her technical skills and see what a big mountain is all about.
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August 3, 2016

Speedy and Successful Summit of Elbrus

The third Mountain Madness Elbrus trip for 2016 went off without a hitch! 

I'd like to thank the whole team for an incredible expedition - I'm psyched to have made so many new friends! 

Some of the highlights from this trip include two beautiful acclimatization hikes in the Elbrus region, a perfect summit day, and of course the wonderful accommodation at the Hotel Povorot in Cheget. 

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July 28, 2015

A Bit of Luck for Elbrus Group 2

MM Guide Mark Pugliese reports on the second of three Elbrus trip of the season that was met with some good luck and a successful summit! 

After a day touring the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow, our group boarded the domestic flight to Mineralnye Vody and drove south to the Caucasus mountain range.

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June 18, 2015

"Vortex of Happiness" on Elbrus

We are kicking off the Russian climbing season this year with a custom trip for two with MM Guide Alan Rousseau! They are already enjoying the beautiful Caucasus region and are excited to move up to the barrels to start their climb soon. There's still time to join one of our 2 other trips this year. Call us to find out more about our Elbrus and Elbrus Express itineraries. 

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