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EB DUTCH ELBRUS - 2010 EXPEDITION

A Dutch group was organized by the company Edward Bekker Ski & Alpinisme and included 7 persons: Mrs. Maret Busch, Mr. Eugene Lemaire, Mr. Johan Deunk, Mr. Marten Van Garderen, Mr. Hans Dassen, Mr. Petrus Dupont and Mr. Gerardus Derks. Mrs. Kathy De Spiegeleer joined the group for sightseeing in Moscow. In the Caucasus the group was served by Russian guides of Ersh Travels Mr. Viktor Ershov and Mr. Andrey Afrin.

The expedition members arrived in Moscow on August 15 and then they flew to the Caucasus. Before Elbrus for good acclimatization the group summited Mt. Cheget, 3410 m, did a trek along the Kogutay Canyon and climbed Mt. Maly (Little) Kogutay, 3850 m. Then with their Russian guides Viktor Ershov and Andrey Afrin they successfully summited Mount Elbrus on August 23. On the same day after the ascent of the western summit, 5642 m Mr. Marten Van Garderen and Mr. Viktor Ershov also climbed the eastern summit of Mt. Elbrus, 5621 m. After Elbrus the group had several days for sightseeing in Moscow.

Gody Bekker:
Hello Andrey,
I heard from the Edward Bekker group that they are very much satisfied about the Elbrus tour. It is also nice to know that the organization as well in Moscow as in the Kaukasus was very good... Your son Viktor and the 2nd guide Andrey were perfect in guiding and looked good after the clients. Very nice that Viktor guided Marten van Garderen as well to the Western as to the Eastern summit. Andrey Afrin did not speak much English, but he was excellent in guiding and taking good care of the couple to the summit.
crossing the river in the Kogutay Canyon
crossing the river in the Kogutay Canyon
Eugene, Han and Maret on the summit of Mt. Maly (Little) Kogutay, 3850 m
Eugene, Han and Maret on the summit of Mt. Maly (Little) Kogutay, 3850 m
Russian guides Andrey Afrin and Viktor Ershov
Russian guides Andrey Afrin and Viktor Ershov
Marten Van Garderen and Viktor Ershov on the eastern summit of Mt. Elbrus, 5621 m
Marten Van Garderen and Viktor Ershov on the eastern summit of Mt. Elbrus, 5621 m
Maret Busch and Eugene Lemaire on the western summit of Mt. Elbrus, 5642 m
Maret Busch and Eugene Lemaire on the western summit of Mt. Elbrus, 5642 m
view from the eastern summit to the western summit of Mount Elbrus
view from the eastern summit to the western summit of Mount Elbrus
photos: Maret Busch and Marten Van Garderen

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