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Ascent of Elbrus on 2014-07-27

Climber: Piotr Kaczynski

Date:Sunday, July 27, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Elbrus
    Location:Russia
    Elevation:5641 m / 18510 ft

Ascent Trip Report

We were a group of 8. On the first night attempt, we turned back due to strong wind. On the second night attempt 6 of us reached the summit. The night was calm, the morning was great. After 8 am the weather started to deteriorate, which prevented the two last persons from reaching the summit. I was the 6th person of our group to reach the summit on the day. Walking down was a hell; visibility was less than 2 meters. Walked down and collapsed every few meters. From 5200m I used a scooter to go down; storm was coming. First time I used crampons and ice axe.
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Elbrus summit 2014 (2014-07-27). Photo by Piotr Kaczynski.
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