Ascent of Elbrus-East Peak on 1996-08-06
|Others in Party:||Derek Stone|
and others in the group
|Date:||Tuesday, August 6, 1996|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||18442 ft / 5621 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAscent from Priutt 11 Hut as part of a group organised by Exodus. Fair weather to the Saddle where the guides decided that we would not go to the West Summit. Summits were cloud capped and it was quite windy higher up, but no worse than typical Scottish winter conditions. Epic glissade on the descent from about 5,000m to around the base of Pastukhov Rocks - saved floundering in the soft snow! Returned 20 years later for the West Peak.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4991 ft / 1521 m|
| Route Conditions:||Snow on Ground, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Guide, Hut Camp|
| Weather:||Frigid, Very Windy, White-out|
| Gain on way in:||4991 ft / 1521 m|
| Start Trailhead:||13451 ft / 4099 m|
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