Elbrus South 22nd June
Leader: John Walker
Sadly no summit for the team this time the weather was very much against them despite their best efforts. The 60-70kph winds and -20C temperatures stopped anyone reching the summit. The team pushed on towards the saddle while other teams were turning back, they reched 5250m before the winds started to increase and the trail dissappeared into the whirling spindrift. Here are some photos from the last few days:
John has sent some pictures of the team enjoying the acclimatisation stages of the trip:
The team have all arrived safely and have headed for their first trek to the Syltran-Su valley on Mount Mukal which offers views across the beautiful valleys to Elbrus. To increase their chance of success they gradually gain height taking time to acclimatise.
The team depart the UK on the 22nd of June
Carrie Gibson has traveled on many of our expeditions including Everest North Ridge, Denali, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Island Peak & Ama Dablam. Carrie is also the first British woman to summit Himlung Himal.