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EB DUTCH ELBRUS - 2004 EXPEDITIONS

In summer of 2004 we served two big Dutch groups organized by Edward Bekker Ski & Alpinisme. Mr. Edward Bekker and five our mountain guides and guide-assistants - Mrs. Marina Ershova (the main mountain guide of Ersh Travels), Mr. Andrey Selivanov, Mr. Grigoriy Merkushev, Mr. Andrey (Bukh) Ershov and Mr. Alexandr Yurganov - worked with our Dutch groups in the Caucasus. Proper organization of our programmes and good work of the guides allowed the most part of our clients successfully reached the summit of Mt. Elbrus (5642 m): 25 Dutch climbers and two persons from South Africa and Australia that joined these groups summited the highest top of Europe on August 1 and August 15.

Edward Bekker:
I have very good memories of the Elbrus trip last summer and I hope that we can repeat similar trips in the future... Thanks for the very good organization, the clients were very happy and impressed, so was I...

Gody Bekker:
Our Elbrus groups did very well and we like to thank you both very much for the perfect organization and good guides. Our clients were much satisfied. Edward was astonished that everything in Russia improved so much in 10 years...
our camp on 4500 m
our camp on 4500 m
Marina Ershova and Paul de Wit on the summit, 5642 m
Marina Ershova and Paul de Wit on the summit, 5642 m
before the ascent of Mt. Great Kogutay
before the ascent of Mt. Great Kogutay
acclimatization on Mt. Cheget
acclimatization on Mt. Cheget
Kogutay Bivouac
Kogutay Bivouac
early in the morning
early in the morning
near the summit of Mt. Elbrus
near the summit of Mt. Elbrus
on the top of Mt. Elbrus
on the top of Mt. Elbrus
Edward Bekker and his group
Edward Bekker and his group

photos: Edward Bekker, Paul de Wit, Marina Ershova and Grigoriy Merkushev

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