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Jul 24, 2017 - SUMMIT

Well sorry for the delay in updating, short stories are we did another day of altitude training, then watched a storm roll in and delay us for two days. We had a small window of opportunity to summit this morning at 03:00 and we successfully summitted at7:45 am. I have limited photos and video because I dropped my GoPro somewhere on the way down. That really bums me out. I do have a video on my cell at the top and a couple pictures, also the other guy I was with will send me his pics or we will air drop them tonight. So, it's my first of...

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Jul 19, 2017 - Acclimate Day 1

Well today was a short hike up to 10,200 feet, day 1 of our acclimate process. Tomorrow we have a bigger hike up to 12,500 feet in a different direction. We got back to our rooms and everyone else is currently sleeping, I went for another 5 km walk along a river. I haven't been sleeping my roommate (who reminds me of John Fahidy) desires to get up at 2:00 am and bang things around. Sooooo, tonight the gel earplugs go in and I'm not sleeping until I fall over. Anyways, tomorrow as mentioned is another day to hike high and hand out at 12,500...

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Jul 18, 2017 - Mt Elbrus 6800 Feet

Well today was another 2 hour plane ride followed by a 3 hour car ride. We are checked into a hotel for 3 night where we will do 3 day hikes each day up to 11,00 feet. We begin acclimation process tomorrow for 2 days then move up to 12,000' where we will have a couple days again before we summit.

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Jul 5, 2006 - Drive from Mineralnye Vody to Azau Village at the base of Mt. Elbrus

We arrived in Mineralnye Vody at 3:00pm and waited for our transfer from Pilgrim Tours. We were told he would be along shortly but after 2 hours of waiting we called the representative at the hotel in Azau. Finally at 5:30pm the transfer arrived and we were on our way. We were arriving earlier than the tour so I guess there was some confusion. The road was very good and the scenary beautiful. I ended up sleeping for a portion of the trip and later Fero told me he had a very 'interesting' ride. The driver was an expert a dodging cows on the...

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