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FRENCH ELBRUS - 2008 SKI TOUR

At the middle of April a group of five French alpine skiers and mountaineers visited the Elbrus area in the Caucasus for ski-touring and a ski ascent of Mt. Elbrus. They had very nice ski-touring in the upper part of the Adylsu Valley and on the slopes of Mount Cheget. They reached the Saddle of Mt. Elbrus (5300 m) but a very bad weather with very strong and cold wind and with a very poor visibility forced them to turn back.
near Djantugan Alpine Base
near Djantugan Alpine Base
in the forest of the Adylsu Valley
in the forest of the Adylsu Valley
in the upper part of the Adylsu Valley
in the upper part of the Adylsu Valley
on the Djankuat Glacier in the Adylsu Valley
on the Djankuat Glacier in the Adylsu Valley
Djantugan Peak and Mount Bashkara
Djantugan Peak and Mount Bashkara
Green Hotel Bivouac in the Adylsu Valley
Green Hotel Bivouac in the Adylsu Valley
snow-plough near the Garabashi Station, 3750 m
snow-plough near the Garabashi Station, 3750 m
Mathieu Campergue and Marc Lavine on the Garabashi
Mathieu Campergue and Marc Lavine on the Garabashi
on the slopes of Mt. Elbrus above the Garabashi Station
on the slopes of Mt. Elbrus above the Garabashi Station
ski tour to Mt. Cheget
ski tour to Mt. Cheget
Mt. Donguzorun, 4468 m and Mt. Nakra, 4451 m
Mt. Donguzorun, 4468 m and Mt. Nakra, 4451 m
Philippe Chatelard on Mt. Cheget
Philippe Chatelard on Mt. Cheget, 3410 m

photos: Andrey Ershov

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