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FINNISH CAUCASUS - 2005 EXPEDITION

In June Mrs. Marina Ershova guided a group of young Finnish climbers collected by Mr. Tomi Hurskainen. During 18 days they did several treks in the Kogutay and Adylsu valleys, climbed Mt. Cheget (3410 m) and Mt. Viatau (3820 m), had a day of ice climbing on the Bashkara Glacier and successfully summited Mt. Elbrus on June 25.
Finnish team near Donguzorun Lake
Finnish team near Donguzorun Lake
acclimatization on Mt. Cheget
acclimatization on Mt. Cheget
in the Kogutay Valley
in the Kogutay Valley
ice climbing on the Bashkara Glacier
ice climbing on the Bashkara Glacier
on the top of Mt. Viatau, 3820 m
on the top of Mt. Viatau, 3820 m
in the Adylsu Valley
in the Adylsu Valley
on the slopes of Mt. Elbrus
on the slopes of Mt. Elbrus
on the summit of Mt. Elbrus, 5642 m
on the summit of Mt. Elbrus, 5642 m
view from Elbrus
view from Elbrus
on the way to Mt. Viatau
on the way to Mt. Viatau
Blue Hut and Mount Elbrus
Blue Hut and Mount Elbrus
in the cabin of the Elbrus Cableway
in the cabin of the Elbrus Cableway

photos: Mikko Pohja and Marina Ershova

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