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ELBRUS - 2008 EXPEDITIONS

In June - August we organized and served nine expeditions to Mount Elbrus. They had interesting climbing programmes and they all finished very successfully:
  • After several climbs in the Adylsu Valley with our head guide Mrs. Marina Ershova Martinus van Berlo, Robert De Vries, Ronald Dingjan, IJde De Yong, Bert Oortgijsen (Holland), Francis Acke (Belgium) and their Russian guide Mr. Alexandr Shilyaev successfully summited Mt. Elbrus on June 28.
  • Six members of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Elbrus - 2008 Expedition - Mr. Vladimir Demushkin, Mr. Vadim Khrapun, Mr. Alexandr Khrapun, Mrs. Veronika Misyutina, Mrs. Ekaterina Koropova (all from Russia), Mr. Barrett Christopher (UK) and their Russian guides Mr. Alexandr Shilyaev and Mr. Andrey Afrin - reached the top of Mount Elbrus on July 4.
  • A French group of the Allibert Elbrus - 2008 Expedition 1 - Mr. Jean-Fransois Tripard (Allibert mountain guide), Mr. Adrien Bremand, Mr. Pascal Goubertier, Mr. Jean Christophe Schwach, Mrs. Martine Visseaux, Mr. Frederic Beyaert, Mr. Marc Mounier-Fouque and their Russian guide Mr. Andrey (Jnr) Ershov - successfully climbed Mt. Elbrus on July 23.
  • After acclimatization and climbing in the Kogutay Valley a Dutch group of the Edward Bekker Ski & Alpinisme Elbrus - 2008 Expedition - Mr. Franciscus Van den Aardweg, Mr. Eduard Oeloff, Mr. Olivier Deiters, Mr. Wopke Hoekstra, Mr. Iwan Lawerman, Mr. Rudolf Van Mouwerik, Mr. Ronald Van der Kleij, Mr. Karel Menschaert and their Russian guides Mr. Viktor Ershov, Mr. Andrey Afrin and Miss Nelly Bakulina - reached the summit of Mt. Elbrus on August 5.
  • A French group of the Allibert Elbrus - 2008 Expedition 2 - Mr. Alain Rougier (Allibert mountain guide), Mr. Romain Legault, Mrs. Denise Roudet, Mr. Henri Harroch, Mr. Jacques Rottenberg and their Russian guide Mr. Andrey (Jnr) Ershov - successfully summited Mount Elbrus on August 6.
  • A South African group of the Adventure Dynamics International Elbrus - 2008 Expedition - Mr. Sean Disney (ADI mountain guide), Mr. Arveen Dhrampal, Mr. Achmat Jackson, Mr. Petrus Jacobus Lotter, Mr. Rolf Dietmar Schindler, Mr. Dan John Slater (ADI mountain guide), Mr. Trevor Malcolm Williams, Mr. Philip John Sturgess and their Russian guide Mr. Viktor Ershov - reached the top of Mount Elbrus on August 8.
  • A South African group of the ESKOM Elbrus - 2008 Expedition - Mrs. Shakira Noormohamed, Mrs. Teresa Carolin, Mr. Patrick Napier, Mr. Omar Farouk Vajeth, Mr. Zaheer Khan, Mr. Naresh Singh and and their Russian guides Mr. Andrey (Jnr) Ershov and Mr. Viktor Ershov - successfully climbed Mt. Elbrus on August 14.
  • After several climbs and training in the Adylsu Valley with our guide Mr. Viktor Ershov Mr. Christer Johansson, Mr. Stefan Johansson, Mr. Michael Tonnesen, Mr. Peter Asvany and their Russian guide Miss Oksana Chekulaeva - reached the summit of Mount Elbrus on August 28.
  • ADI team on the slopes of Mt. Elbrus
    ADI team on the slopes of Mt. Elbrus
    Achmat Jackson on the summit of Mount Elbrus, 5642 m
    Achmat Jackson on the summit of Mount Elbrus, 5642 m
    mountain guide Viktor Ershov on Mount Elbrus
    mountain guide Viktor Ershov on Mount Elbrus
    Christer Johansson and his team on Mt. Viatau, 3820 m
    Christer Johansson and his team on Mt. Viatau, 3820 m
    ice climbing on the Bashkara Glacier
    ice climbing on the Bashkara Glacier
    Christer Johansson and his team on Mt. Elbrus
    Christer Johansson and his team on Mt. Elbrus

    photos: Achmat Jackson, Viktor Ershov and Christer Johansson

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