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7 summits and other mountain stuff => General => Topic started by: nate64 on Feb 13 2011, 22:54

Title: Mount Elbrus 2012
Post by: nate64 on Feb 13 2011, 22:54
My friend and I are doing mount Elbrus next august, this is going to be our 1st out of the 7.

What's the best advice you can offer us?
Title: Re: Mount Elbrus 2012
Post by: MoT on Mar 20 2011, 17:58
Get insurance - terrorism reared its ugly head this year.

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web11w/newswire-terrorism-elbrus
Title: Re: Mount Elbrus 2012
Post by: 617 on May 1 2011, 00:51
Get insurance - terrorism reared its ugly head this year.

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web11w/newswire-terrorism-elbrus

Terrorist: "I'm going to kill you"

Alpinist: "At least i've got insurance..."  ::)
Title: Re: Mount Elbrus 2012
Post by: MoT on May 4 2011, 18:08
 ;D Heh heh heh - you know what I mean  ;D

Costs a lot to repatriate a body!
Also, terrorist could result in you having to stay a while in an area, costing you money.
They might steal your stuff, rob you, injure you.
A ski lift could fall on your head requiring medical attention to be sought (and paid for)

Or they might not affect you at all, and you'll probably break your ankle in a minor fall on the mountain, with no terrorists in sight...  >:D