7summits forum!

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Mt. Elbrus  (Read 16354 times)

Pat

  • Armchair...
  • *
  • Altitude: 0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2
  • I'm so cool!
Mt. Elbrus
« on: Dec 13 2003, 21:59 »

Am a solo climber and planning to climb Mt. Elbrus in June/July 2004. Looking for interested partners.
Pat
Columbia, SC, USA
Logged

GARY GREENWOOD

  • big gaz
  • Armchair...
  • *
  • Altitude: 1
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7
  • 3down 4 to go
Re:Mt. Elbrus
« Reply #1 on: Jan 12 2004, 17:47 »

HELLO PAT
              I AM INTERESTED IN JOINING YOU ON ELBRUS. HAVE YOU FIXED A DATE YET?
HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT USING A COMPANY?
I HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH MANY . I LEAVE THE UK ON THE 19/1/04 TO CLIMB ACOCAGUA . PLEASE CONTACT ME
Logged

Pat Hickey

  • Guest
Re:Mt. Elbrus
« Reply #2 on: Jan 13 2004, 06:40 »

Dear Gary:

Hello from Columbia, SC.

Great to hear from you!!!
I climbed Mt. Aconcagua in 2001 ... great climb!!!
Which route are you using and what company?

I have looked at using Pilgrim Tours (www.pilgrim-tours.com) for Mt. Elbrus. Lots of variety in cost. I am interested in the 8 day trip ($450) as I don't have alot of time.

I have heard from a group of Irish lads interested in climbing Mt. Elbrus at the same time, but we have made no plans.

I am sure that if you want to hook up, and like the looks and cost of Pilgrim Tours we could go ahead and set a date.

Let me know what companies and costs you are looking at!

Hope to hear from you soon,

Pat  :>)


Logged

MoT

  • Climber
  • ****
  • Altitude: 8
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 247
    • TightropeNET
Re:Mt. Elbrus
« Reply #3 on: Jan 23 2004, 19:44 »

Would you be interested in ascending via a different route? Eg. the west shoulder? I've been toying with that idea for a while. We turned around below the summit in 2002 because of severe weather - blizzard, high winds, deep snow, zero visibility. Would like to return but maybe via a different route...
Logged

MoT

  • Climber
  • ****
  • Altitude: 8
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 247
    • TightropeNET
Re:Mt. Elbrus
« Reply #4 on: Jan 23 2004, 19:47 »

Actually, could you put me in touch with the irish group? I'm from Galway, Ireland myself. Might be nice to climb with fellow countrymen...
Logged

7summits

  • 7 down, 0 to go!
  • Administrator
  • 7Summiteer!
  • *******
  • Altitude: 3
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1152
  • Greetings from tha lowlands
    • The 7 summits pages
Re:Mt. Elbrus
« Reply #5 on: Feb 3 2004, 01:50 »

Hi Guys,
last week we put the new Elbrus prices online (http://7summits.com/elbrus/trips.php) you might want to check those out. One thing: the lenght of a trip should NEVER be determined by the amount of money, it is ALWAYS determined by the height of the mountain. If you are going to spend money on a trip and a flight as well, spend a bit extra just for safety and enjoyment. It's a lot more expensive to have to come back again.
If you can form a group together, I can arrange a private trip as well, on a less traveled route, just let me know!

best regards,

Harry
« Last Edit: Feb 3 2004, 01:52 by 7summits »
Logged
"He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary." -- Friedrich Nietzsche

Tomasz

  • Guest
Re:Mt. Elbrus
« Reply #6 on: Feb 6 2004, 03:26 »

Hello everyone.

I'm going to climb Elbrus with Pilgrims.
I'll take 11 day tour starting June 24.

Tomasz, Canada
Logged

Sam

  • Guest
Re:Mt. Elbrus
« Reply #7 on: Feb 24 2004, 00:46 »

Tomasz,

I'm also planning to go on the 11-day Pilgrims tour starting June 24.  It seems a shame to travel all that way and not see Moscow on the 8 day tour.

Question.  Will a North Face Nuptse down jacket be enough, or will an expedition type parka be needed?  Also, I have read conflicting reports that a 0 degree, then 20 degree bag is recommended.  Which is it?  The first was on the Pilgrims website and the second was on www.elbrus.org, which is sponsored by Pilgrims.

Sam
NorCal
Logged

7summits

  • 7 down, 0 to go!
  • Administrator
  • 7Summiteer!
  • *******
  • Altitude: 3
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1152
  • Greetings from tha lowlands
    • The 7 summits pages
Re:Mt. Elbrus
« Reply #8 on: Feb 24 2004, 17:30 »

Hey guys,
you do know that you can buy the exact same trip here for the same price, don't you?  ::)
There might be confusion between the different temperature scales.
Anyway, it's always hard to advise on sleeping bags as people are more different than the weather.
A 0 degree celcius is certainly not enough, a 0 degree Fahrenheit should be plenty.

But before you buy think about whet you want to do next: if you are planning on denali, might as well get a -30/-40 sleeping bag right away. (Down)sleeping bags are seldom too warm and can last many years so investing in a good, warm but light goose down bag is mostly a good idea..

Ps: http://7summits.com/elbrus/trips.php  ;)
« Last Edit: Feb 24 2004, 17:31 by 7summits »
Logged
"He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary." -- Friedrich Nietzsche

Sam

  • Guest
Re:Mt. Elbrus
« Reply #9 on: Feb 25 2004, 01:13 »

Thanks for the advice Harry.  I'll just spend the extra cach and get the higher rated bag for future use.  

Sam
NorCal
Logged

Tomasz

  • Guest
Re:Mt. Elbrus
« Reply #10 on: Feb 26 2004, 02:55 »

Hi Sam

Send me an email at marillion224@hotmail.com maybe we can talk about the Elbrus trip.

Tomasz
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.056 seconds with 23 queries.