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BRITISH - SOUTH AFRICAN ELBRUS - 2005 EXPEDITION

In the beginning of June a small British - South African group of 3 persons came to the Caucasus and tried to climb Mt. Elbrus. Despite not very good weather, high altitude and deep snow, Simon Biltcliffe (UK), Tony Jones (UK), Alex Ruprecht-Gersteroph (South Africa) and their Russian guide Andrey (Bukh) Ershov successfully summited Mt. Elbrus (5642 m) on June 14, 2005.

Alex Ruprecht-Gersteroph: Andrey (senior + junior): your company's service was highly professional and could not have been bettered! Everything went smoothly with no problems. I will gladly recommend your services to anyone that wants a reference. Thanks again, it was a brilliant experience.

Simon Biltcliffe: The Andreys: I would just like to reiterate the wonderful organization - couldn't be better - will be delighted to recommend you to any others.
Bukh, Tony, Simon and Alex
Bukh, Tony, Simon and Alex
Mount Elbrus
Mount Elbrus
Terskol shop
Terskol shop
acclimatization on Mt. Cheget
acclimatization on Mt. Cheget
Tony and Alex
Tony and Alex
ruins of Priyut-11
ruins of Priyut-11
Alex on the top of Mt. Elbrus, 5642 m
Alex on the top of Mt. Elbrus, 5642 m
Bukh and Alex on the summit
Bukh and Alex on the summit
Tony and Simon on the summit
Tony and Simon on the summit
sunset before summit day
sunset before summit day
early in the morning
early in the morning
Simon after chair lift
Simon after chair lift

photos: Alex Ruprecht-Gersteroph and Andrey (Bukh) Ershov

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