Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cousin climbs Mt Elbrus in Russia

Having just got back from our Baltic cruise, including a night in St Petersburg, Russia, it was interesting to hear my cousin Michelle is presently climbing Mt Elbrus, the highest peak in Russia.

Says their team leader Sean.. " Elbrus is not technical in comparison to any of the other Seven Summits (7 continents he has climbed) but it does require an ability to cope with Russia’s extreme cold, the altitude and the horrific electric storms that are common in this geologically troubled region. The southern Caucasus is highly volcanic and Elbrus itself is a twin peaked volcano’. Elbrus is a dormant but not an extinct volcano.

Go for it Michelle!

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