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ELBRUS - 2009 EXPEDITIONS
(July - September)

At the end of July - the end of September we worked with four Elbrus expeditions. Their members were from France, Russia, South Africa, Holland and Germany, the German expedition used our Elbrus Economy Package.

Our international expedition included 4 persons from Russia and 2 persons from South Africa. At the end of July - the beginning of August they did several treks and easy climbs in the Baksan Valley including Mt. Kogutay and Mt. Cheget. The weather on Elbrus was not very good but Mr. John Hill (South Africa) and Mr. Arseny Kashkarov (Russia) with their Russian guide Mr. Viktor Ershov successfully summited Mt. Elbrus on August 7.

A French group of the Allibert Elbrus - 2009 Expedition included 9 persons. The group arrived in Terskol Village on August 1 and after acclimatization on Mt. Cheget they all with their guides Mr. Herve Oleari (France) and Mr. Viktor Ershov (Russia) successfully climbed Western summit of Mt. Elbrus (5642 m) on August 5. Then three of them with Mr. Oleari reached Eastern summit of Mt. Elbrus (5621 m) too.

A 4-pax Dutch group was organized by the company Edward Bekker Ski & Alpinisme. They arrived in the Baksan Valley on August 11 and after a short preparation in Terskol Village they did a 9-day hard enough trek around Mount Elbrus. After that on August 24 they summited Mt. Elbrus along the normal route from the South. During trekking and the ascent of Elbrus the group was guided by our guide Mr. Viktor Ershov.

Mr. Rainer Klement, Mr. Klaus Treutlein and Mr. Andreas Halbig (Germany) arrived in Terskol Village on September 20 and successfully climbed Mt. Elbrus on September 25. They used our Elbrus Economy Package and Mr. Viktor Ershov was their manager.
Mt. Elbrus from the South
Mt. Elbrus from the South
Bolshoy (Great), 3891 m and Maly (Little), 3850 m Kogutay peaks
Bolshoy (Great), 3891 m and Maly (Little), 3850 m Kogutay peaks
the Donguzorun River
the Donguzorun River
bivouac under Kogutay peaks
bivouac under Kogutay peaks
on the way to Mt. Maly Kogutay
on the way to Mt. Maly Kogutay
waterfall Maidenly Plaits on the slopes of Elbrus
waterfall Maidenly Plaits on the slopes of Elbrus
near Mir Station, 3470 m on Elbrus
near Mir Station, 3470 m on Elbrus
Garabashi Station, 3750 m
Garabashi Station, 3750 m
Blue Hut, 4080 m
Blue Hut, 4080 m
during acclimatization on the slopes of Elbrus
during acclimatization on the slopes of Elbrus
John Hill, Viktor Ershov and Arseny Kashkarov on the summit of Mt. Elbrus, 5642 m
John Hill, Viktor Ershov and Arseny Kashkarov on the summit of Mt. Elbrus, 5642 m
our guide Viktor Ershov
our guide Viktor Ershov
Terskol Village
Terskol Village
pine forest in the Baksan Valley
pine forest in the Baksan Valley
Azau Glade after snowfall in September
Azau Glade after snowfall in September
photos: Arseny Kashkarov, Olga Emelina, Viktor Ershov

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