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TS SOUTH AFRICAN ELBRUS - 2005 EXPEDITION

In September a group from South Africa was organized and sent to the Caucasus by Tribe Safari. The group was guided by Mr. Andrey Ershov (Ersh Travels, Russia) and Mr. Lance de Willers (Tribe Safari, South Africa). The weather was very bad and we were forced to spend several days on Garabashi (3750 m) and at Blue Hut (4100 m). After three days of snowfall we started our Elbrus climb in deep snow. It was very hard but Mrs. Marzanne Kriel, Mr. David Du Toit and Mr. Lance de Willers could overcome all difficulties and successfully summited Mt. Elbrus on September 6.
the Wolfram Hotel in Terskol
the Wolfram Hotel in Terskol
acclimatization on Mt. Cheget
acclimatization on Mt. Cheget
lunch after acclimatization hike
lunch after acclimatization hike
Marzanne is going for sledging
Marzanne is going for sledging
Lance and David on the top of Mt. Elbrus, 5642 m
Lance and David on the top of Mt. Elbrus, 5642 m
through deep snow
through deep snow
in Blue Hut
in Blue Hut
Blue Hut on 4100 m
Blue Hut on 4100 m
after the climb on the Azau Glade
after the climb on the Azau Glade

photos: Andrey Ershov and Lance de Willers

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