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ELBRUS - 2009 EXPEDITIONS
(June - July)

At the end of June - the beginning of July we served three expeditions to Mount Elbrus, two of them used our Elbrus Economy Package.

The Norwegian expedition was organized by Mrs. Margaret Dean and included 4 persons. They arrived in the Baksan Valley on June 21. After acclimatization they were transported to the northern side of Mount Elbrus and they tried to climb Elbrus from the North. Despite very heavy snow conditions two of them reached the East summit (5621 m) on July 2.

Mr. Adrian Roberto Gauna (Argentina) and Mrs. Maria Begona Landesa Torrado (Spain) arrived in Terskol Village on June 26. They had a good pre-acclimatization and they successfully summited Mt. Elbrus on June 30.

A 6-pax South African group was organized by Mr. Sean Disney, the director of Adventure Dynamics International. They arrived in the Baksan Valley on June 30 and after acclimatization on Mt. Cheget tried to climb Mt. Elbrus along the normal route from the South. Despite strong wind and very cold weather three expedition members with their team leader Mr. Sean Disney and their Russian guide Mr. Viktor Ershov successfully reached the summit of Mt. Elbrus on July 5.
Mt. Elbrus from the North
Mt. Elbrus from the North
camp on the Airfield, 2900 m
camp on the Airfield, 2900 m
ABC on the North side, 3750 m
ABC on the North side, 3750 m
northern slopes of Mt. Elbrus
northern slopes of Mt. Elbrus
near the Lenz Rocks, 4800 m
near the Lenz Rocks, 4800 m
Azau Glade
Azau Glade
Adrian Gauna and Begona Landesa Torrado
Adrian Gauna and Begona Landesa Torrado
above the Pastukhov Rocks
above the Pastukhov Rocks
on the traverse to the Saddle, 5350 m
on the traverse to the Saddle, 5350 m
Adrian and Begona on the summit, 5642 m
Adrian and Begona on the summit, 5642 m
acclimatization on Mt. Cheget
acclimatization on Mt. Cheget
Sean Disney
Sean Disney
on Mt. Cheget, 3410 m
on Mt. Cheget, 3410 m
during the ascent of Mt. Elbrus
during the ascent of Mt. Elbrus
ADI team on the summit, 5642 m
ADI team on the summit, 5642 m
photos: Margaret Dean, Adrian Gauna, Viktor Ershov, ADI team

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