This post is a bit delayed to the hectic nature of the high season, apologies! Our trip to Mount Elburs in the Caucasus went exceedingly well. Utilizing a hotel in the town of Azau we completed multiple days of acclimatization on Mount Cheget (10,000ft) and then took multiple forays on the lower flanks of Elbrus itself (up to 15,500 ft).
Weather this early in the season was a bit unstable, with large thunderstorms in the afternoons. Being able to retreat to a warm shower, great food, and beer was a huge help! Summit day was a bit windy but we got 3 of our 4 climbers to the top of Europe. With an extra day to spare we were even able to do a short hike up the amazing Terskol Valley.
Having a great crew of climbers cannot be overstated. I feel fortunate to be able to guide great folks like this!