Tuesday, 20 August 2013


After a long journey of several planes, buses & taxi we finally made it to Cheget on the south side of Mount Elbrus in the Basken Valley. For our first day of acclimatisation we headed up to Cheget Mountain at 3071m. Fantastic views of Elbrus and the Caucasus mountains to the south which looked very impressive. The actual summit of Cheget lies at 3450m but at the moment there is restricted access and it is out of bounds. Off on the 5 hour drive round to the north side of Elbrus and setting up basecamp tomorrow.

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