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taiwangauge51   , 32

from United


Mount Elbrus, the Highest Mountain in Europe

Climbing Mount Elbrus in Russia should be very easy. Well, through the South route anyway. Its northern border route about this mountain is an entirely different challenge. An appropriate mountaineering experience unlike say Kilmanjaro. Climbing Elbrus involves a substantial amount of preparation from the physical, mental and logistical point of view.

Apparently approaching Russia can take quite a while. So you'll desire to make another prefer to improvise. the top form of transportation being what modern man calls the aeroplane. Upon arrival in the awesome capital of scotland- Moscow the fun and games begin. The 1st challenge is locating a taxi. After you have done that, the work of explaining your destination and negotiating an amount is next in your list. No easy task when no one speaks English. The drive-thru to central Moscow takes about 1.5 hours. Manchester international is around 50km beyond central Moscow and the readers are a nightmare. Upon arrival from the hotel, its a simple vodka, shower and... time for you to hit the streets of Moscow. And try to hit them as well hard because you can are removed the second best. There are a few pretty cool restaurants where you are facing yet another challenge. You will end up needed to negotiate the right path around a menu in Russian and waiter who, you got it right, only speaks Russian. Might know about suggest you are doing is close the eyes, move your finger up and down the menu where ever your finger stops... order that. Oh, also keep in mind the vodka. After dinner, just a little ramble to the Red Square to see the Kremlin is definitely so as. Please do not try and spray-paint your reputation for the Kremlin walls. Somehow the Russian secret service does not agree to this sporting activity.


A young day I'm afraid. Well, I'm not really really afraid as days aren't to be fearful of. The Russian Mafia is something being afraid about, but I'll leave that story for the next time. The flight to Mineralyne Vody leaves at 12H00 reaching 14H00. Upon arrival, we load up the apparatus on top of the bus and go ahead and take An hour drive-thru to an awesome town called Kislovodsk where we look at our hotel for the evening. Once checked in, we hit town for dinner then a vodka or 10. If you're not while having sex by 12H00, please get back to your accommodation. Breakfast is served. This just isn't tennis. We have been here to climb Elbrus remember. You obtain your own personal breakfast. After loading several?4 vehicles, we make 3 hour drive-thru to base camp that is nestled in the base of Elbrus. Why have you think it absolutely was called bases camp? Because the camp has many dance clubs which use excess base of their music? or possibly it because the camp is home the Revlon's constitute production? Nope. Sorry to let you down with this one. Base camp in this situation identifies our base for your Elbrus climb. The drive into base camp is both spectacular and nerve racking. The roads happen to be carved into the mountains leaving vertical drops as high as 200m. The tracks only enable one vehicle during a period. It is safe to say, that nobody disturbs the motive force at this point from the game. The united states side out the following is so remote. The only reason there would be any one while driving ended up being climb Elbrus. Being at the start of the season, we encountered no one. After we come to camp, we setup the tents, of loaded our gear making it to the mess tent for our first taste of mountain food-cabbage soup. Base camp of Elbrus is found at 2400m.

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