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ELBRUS - 2004 EXPEDITIONS

In summer of 2004 nine groups from South Africa, Sweden, Scotland, Holland and Finland took part in our Elbrus expeditions. As usual, two big Dutch groups were organized by Edward Bekker Ski & Alpinisme. Three South African groups were collected and sent to the Caucasus by Adventure Dynamics. Besides them Mr. John Black (South Africa), Mrs. Natalia Fey (Sweden - Russia), Mr. Robert Milne (Scotland) and Mr. Antti Maenpaa (Finland) brought to the Caucasus their own groups. Also, Mr. Steven de Rooy from Australia took part in one of our Elbrus programmes.

Six our mountain guides and guide-assistants - Mrs. Marina Ershova (the main mountain guide of Ersh Travels), Mr. Andrey Selivanov, Mr. Igor Lebedev, Mr. Grigoriy Merkushev, Mr. Andrey (Bukh) Ershov and Mr. Alexandr Yurganov - worked with our groups in the Caucasus. Our Moscow manager Mr. Artem Shamov served our clients in Moscow.

The weather was not very nice but proper organization of our programmes and good work of our guides allowed the most part of our clients successfully reached the summit of Mt. Elbrus (5642 m). More than 80 persons summited the highest top of Europe in June - August with us!
ice climbing on the Kashkatash Glacier
ice climbing on the Kashkatash Glacier
Marina Ershova
Marina Ershova
John Black and his team
John Black and his team
long way to Elbrus
long way to Elbrus
Finnish climbers on the Ushba Icefall
Finnish climbers on the Ushba Icefall
Natalia Fey on the summit, 5642 m
Natalia Fey on the summit, 5642 m
on the Ushba Plateau
on the Ushba Plateau
Camp 4500
Camp 4500
early in the morning
early in the morning
on the top of Europe
on the top of Europe
Dutch climbers and Marina Ershova on the summit
Dutch climbers and Marina Ershova on the summit
on the western top of Mt. Elbrus, 5642 m
on the western top of Mt. Elbrus, 5642 m

photos: Marina Ershova, Andrey Ershov, Andrey Selivanov and Igor Lebedev

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