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Elbrus ’13 – The Movie

Elbrus ’13 – The Movie

If you want to know what it’s like coming on a Trek & Mountain Expedition – or what it takes to climb Europe’s highest peak, for that matter – check out the film we shot on our Reader Expedition to Mt Elbrus last year. The film, sponsored by Berghaus, follows our team of intrepid readers as they travel out to Russia before jumping in 4x4s to drive to the remote base camp on the north side of the mountain. From there they ascend first to the high hut and finally onto Lenz Rocks where they camp in freezing temperatures in preparation … Read more »

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Elbrus ’13 team complete traverse

Elbrus ’13 team complete traverse

A as we were going to press, our team of intrepid readers on the Trek & Mountain Elbrus ‘13 expedition were arriving back from Russia having completed a north-south traverse of the mountain. The summit eluded them unfortunately due to white-out conditions on summit day, but the team made a magnificent effort to cross the saddle and make it down safely on the south side. Trek & Mountain’s second Reader Expedition (our first was to Kilimanjaro in January this year), sponsored by Berghaus, set out to climb Europe’s highest peak by the most challenging route possible – by starting on the … Read more »

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Elbrus 2013 – Meet The Team

Elbrus 2013 – Meet The Team

The countdown is on to Trek & Mountain’s second Reader Expedition – Elbrus 2013 – sponsored by Berghaus. Below we meet the team and ask them what they are most looking forward to about the trip… Andy Teall Best trekking trip or moment so far: Camping at 5,200m, below the Renjo La in Everest region. Stunning views, freezing cold and gale force winds, but wouldn’t miss it for the world! Most looking forward to: The whole team getting to the top safely, and the celebrations afterwards!       Mark O’Neill Best trekking trip or moment: So far it has to be climbing Denali in May 2012. It … Read more »

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Elbrus 2013 – The Challenge

Elbrus 2013 – The Challenge

  Hot on the heels of Trek & Mountain’s successful ‘Kili The Hard Way’ expedition in January ’13 comes our next adventure featuring you, our readers! On August 9th-19th 2013, a team of 12 readers plus Trek & Mountain will be heading to Russia to climb Europe’s highest peak, Mt Elbrus. Normally climbed from either the north or the south sides, our expedition will be going one step further – by traversing the mountain from north to south. This adds an extra dimension to the trip as team members will have to carry kit above high camp and over to the south … Read more »

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