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DWA SOUTH AFRICAN ELBRUS - 2010 EXPEDITION

A South African group of Dream World Adventures was organized by Mrs. Rosemary Gardner and besides her the group included 6 team members: Mr. Renier van Niekerk, Mr. Nolan Cohen, Mr. Brett Cohen, Mr. Joseph Shava, Mr. Christiaan Jordaan and Mr. Johannes Cronje. Mrs. Mildred Shava joined the group for sightseeing in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Mr. Viktor Ershov was their mountain guide in the Caucasus, Mrs. Marina Ershova and Mr. Andrey Ershov served the group in Moscow, Miss Katya Martynenko - in St. Petersburg. After a short acclimatization on Mt. Cheget, 3410 m the group tried to climb Mt. Elbrus. With their Russian guide Viktor Ershov they successfully summited Mount Elbrus on August 11. After Elbrus the group had several days for sightseeing in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Rose Gardner:
Andrey, as per usual, all the arrangements that you made for our group were spot on - thank you! It is so reassuring to work with Ersh Travels because I know that every last detail is taken care of to ensure a superb overall adventure. Even after our disastrous start to the expedition due to the flight delay at Domodedovo Airport because of the smog from the bushfires and the heat wave, once we could begin, things only got better... The group appreciated Viktor's professional manner on Elbrus. We are thankful too for his encouragement and his sometimes stern words that forced us into action! It was again only a pleasure to work with him on Elbrus... Thanks to you & Marina for the pleasure of your company in Moscow and also to Katya for her assistance in St Petersburg! These days made the whole Russian experience so much richer. My clients enjoyed the trip through and through and I cannot thank you and your Ersh Travels team enough for your help in making DWA's Elbrus'10 a resounding success!
Mt. Elbrus from the Terskol Valley
Mt. Elbrus from the Terskol Valley
during acclimatization on Mt. Cheget
during acclimatization on Mt. Cheget
on the way to the Blue Hut
on the way to the Blue Hut
Nolan Cohen and Henk Cronje in the background during acclimatization hike to the Pastukhov Rocks
Nolan Cohen and Henk Cronje in the background during acclimatization hike to the Pastukhov Rocks
Viktor Ershov, Johan Jordaan, Brett Cohen, Nolan Cohen, Renier van Niekerk and Henk Cronje on the summit of Mt. Elbrus, 5642 m
Viktor Ershov, Johan Jordaan, Brett Cohen, Nolan Cohen, Renier van Niekerk and Henk Cronje on the summit of Mt. Elbrus, 5642 m
Brett Cohen on the way up to the top
Brett Cohen on the way up to the top
photos: Rosemary Gardner and DWA team

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