Elbrus 2003 Expedition Trip Reports!
Success on Elbrus again this year!
A stormy season in the Caucus Mountains of Russia this summer. Lisa Rust leads our trip over to Elbrus this summer!
August 4th, 2002
Everyone arrives after the long flights across the Atlantic. Ready for some relaxing along the cafes near the Kremlin. Our hotel is across the street from Red Square and Saint Basils Church. Right along the river. Lots to see and explore here. We tour the Kremlin, visit Red Square and the Gardens. Spend some time in the famous Gorky Park and enjoy Russian hospitality at its best. Lots of great little street cafes for an interesting mix of food.
August 6th, 2002
Off to Mineralye Vody on Siberian Airlines this morning. A few hours in a cramped vintage airplane and were there! From Vody its a 4 hour drive to the Baksan Valley. A beautiful trip across flat farmland, slowly winding up into the mountains near Checnya. We've joined up with Nikolai now who with Olga have just come down from the summit with another American group.