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EB DUTCH ELBRUS NORTH - 2011 EXPEDITION

A Dutch group was organized by the company Edward Bekker Ski & Alpinisme and included 6 persons: Mr. Johan Willem Bode, Mr. Bart Prins, Mr. Maarten Balzar, Mr. Martin Hagenaars, Mr. Mathias Munsters (all from the Netherlands) and Mr. Bjorn Lievens from Belgium. In the Caucasus the group was served by Russian guides of Ersh Travels Mr. Viktor Ershov and Mr. Daniil Timofeev. Because of the anti-terrorist operation on the South side of Elbrus we were forced to work on Elbrus from the North.

For acclimatization the group did several treks in the area of Base Camp on the Emmanuel Glade (~ 2500 m), then they reached Camp 3800 m and did an acclimatization ascent to the Lenz Rocks (~ 4800 m). After that with their Russian guides they successfully summited Mount Elbrus on July 18. Mr. Maarten Balzar and Mr. Martin Hagenaars with their guide Mr. Viktor Ershov reached the Eastern Summit of Mt. Elbrus (5621 m), four others with their guide Mr. Daniil Timofeev climbed the Western Summit (5642 m). After Elbrus the group had a rest in the town of Pyatigorsk and several days for sightseeing in Moscow.
Russian guide Daniil Timofeev
Russian guide Daniil Timofeev
Camp on 3800 m on the North side of Mt. Elbrus
Camp on 3800 m on the North side of Mt. Elbrus
Russian guide Viktor Ershov
Russian guide Viktor Ershov
photos: Viktor Ershov

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