Staying Safe on Mt. Elbrus: 7 Pointers for getting up (and down) Europe’s highest peak

Mt. Elbrus made international news for all the wrong reasons in Sept. 2021, when 5 Russian climbers died on their descent from the summit.  It was a terrible tragedy and really shook the Elbrus community.  We want to start this blog by saying how heartbroken we are for the families of those who died, and hope to honor their memory with the following commentary. This tragedy highlighted just how dangerous Mt. Elbrus can be in inclement weather.  We discussed this …

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