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Title: Elbrus pics
Post by: MikeW on Nov 18 2004, 23:16
Hey Guys!

I already peut 2 of those pictures somewhere on this forum, but here it will be easier to find. Appreciate and lucky you for those who will go to Elbrus next year!

MikeW

View of the twin summit of Elbrus from Mt Cheget
(http://www.roussinwaechter.com/Elbrus.jpg)
View of the Caucasus
(http://www.roussinwaechter.com/Caucasus.jpg)
Beautiful view on the summit of Elbrus (I swear it is the summit! ;D)
(http://www.roussinwaechter.com/Elbrus summit.jpg)
Title: Re: Elbrus pics
Post by: 7summits on Nov 19 2004, 04:15
Very Cool, MikeW! What date was this?

I am pretty sure we will see some of your Aconcagua pictures in a few months  8)
Title: Re: Elbrus pics
Post by: MikeW on Nov 19 2004, 20:50
You can bet on it!!!  ;D

It was last June, there were a lot of snow at the Barrels. I should have brought my skis!

MikeW
Title: Re: Elbrus pics
Post by: MoT on Nov 19 2004, 21:23
Which one are you?
Title: Re: Elbrus pics
Post by: MikeW on Nov 20 2004, 00:18
The one on the left (the always happy one! ;D).

MikeW
Title: Re: Elbrus pics
Post by: Buddha on Feb 12 2005, 18:50
Hey everyone,

I was around surfing the web when I found more photos from Mike's trip to Elbrus.

Here is a link:

http://www.sircus.com/elbrus/pics/
Title: Re: Elbrus pics
Post by: MikeW on Feb 14 2005, 04:22
Hey Buddha!

Don't know how you found this site, but those are photos from 4 or 5 buddies from the group I was in on Elbrus. My pics are under C:/Mes images...

One of the guys had his web site and told us to put our pictures on this site to share with the others on the group. A great idea!

MikeW
Title: Re: Elbrus pics
Post by: Buddha on Feb 14 2005, 05:23
Well, it wasn't easy to find I can tell you that!

First I had to install a trojan on your computer in order to gain access to your weblog and computer files, then...

No, seriously I was searching for Elbrus pics on Google, using the picture search and the picture of you on the summit came up on page 5 or so. I recognized it and went to look at all the other pics!
Title: Re: Elbrus pics
Post by: Buddha on Feb 14 2005, 05:57
I just have to ask Mike, since I've seen several pics of these 2 guys in the same position, doing what ever it is that are doing... What are they doing?

http://www.sircus.com/elbrus/pics/C:%5cDocuments%20and%20Settings%5cmaillot%5cMes%20documents%5cMes%20images%5cRUSSIE%5cIMAG0024.JPG
Title: Re: Elbrus pics
Post by: MikeW on Feb 15 2005, 03:09
Hey Buddha!

That's funny! ;D

These 2 guys were my best buddies on Elbrus. They are from France close to the Pyrennées and they have a tradition that when they go over one thousand meters of vertical for the first time (so 3000m, 4000m, 5000m and so on), they put their naked bum in the snow and rub it in. ??? ::)

This photo was taken at around 4000m (they're used to climbing in the Pyrennées at elevation around 3000m to 3500m). But the tradition ended for the 5000m mark because it was around 8h00 in the morning with a temperature of around -15c, and with the cold and the lack of oxygen, they didn't bothered to get their asses in the snow.  ;D

MikeW
Title: Re: Elbrus pics
Post by: Charlie on Jun 20 2005, 00:40
Hey Mike!!!

It took me awhile to realize that you were the same Mike we climbed Elbrus with!
Title: Re: Elbrus pics
Post by: MikeW on Jun 20 2005, 18:45
Hey Charlie!

How are you doing! Still visiting the world. Congrats for your summit of Aconcagua, didn't think you would climb it after Elbrus. When were you there, I summited Aconcagua in the 3rd week of January of this year, quite an experience and a lot tougher than Elbrus.

I'm going in Antarctica to climb Vinson in January 2006, that's going to be neat. As for Koz in Australia, I guess just getting there is more complicated than climbing it. As for yourself, any plan for Denali.

Say hello to Michelle, have fun!

MikeW (Michel from the French gang  ;D ;D)