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Elbrus July 2007 Expedition News

By July 28, 2007Current Trips
Elbrus expedition

The Team Leader : Stu Peacock
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Team: Ernie Clark, Bob Gale, Richard Hadfield,Tony Hodson, Roger Lord, Nick Patterson, Diane Taylor, Gerrit Vreugdenhill, Peter White


12th August – The group have now returned home.

10th August – The group arrived in St Petersburg, they will spend tomorow sightseeing around this most beautiful of Russian cities.

7th August – Nine out of ten summit Elbrus in excellent weather conditions!  The team are now back down safe in the valley after summitting Elbrus this morning. All except Roger (who turned round at the saddle) made the summit on a very clear and calm day. On the way down Nick was taken ill and had to be assisted back down to the Priut 11 Hut. He is now feeling much better but very tired.

4th August – The team has successfully climbed Andrychi & Kumrychi. We were rewarded with wonderful views out across the Caucuas towards Elbrus from Kumrichi summit. They are all back down at Shkelda BC, where they will have a rest day tomorrow before moving over to Elbrus.

1st August – We had our first walk up to the camp at 3200m. We have erected the tents and left a stash of kit ready for us to come back up tomorrow. The weather over the last few days has been very good in the morning and into the mid-afternoon. However we have been having thunderstorms later in the evening.

31st July – Gerrit was taken to a doctor due to an infection of a broken tooth which he sustained 10 days ago. The tooth has been removed and although feeling a bit sore, he will be fine to carry on with the trip.

30th July – The team have arrived at Shkelda BC where they will be staying during their acclimatisation on Andrychi & Kumrychi.

29th July – The team is now together in Moscow. Most of the group have spent the day sightseeing around Moscow, taking in the dramatic views of the Kremlin & the infamous Red Square.

23rd July – The team will be departing for Moscow on the 28th July

Stu Peacock

About Stu Peacock

Stu Peacock is a very experienced high altitude mountaineer who has been to the Summit of Everest, Broad Peak, Cho Oyu and climbed on K2. His other expeditions include: Manaslu, Ama Dablam, Peak Lenin, Aconcagua, Khan Tengri, Tien Shan Unclimbed, Korzhenevskaya, Baruntse, Mera & Island Peak, Alpamayo, Bolivian Peaks, Spantik, Elbrus, Mt Kenya and Kilimanjaro. He was the first Brit to summit Everest via the North Ridge 3 times.

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