Sunday - July 11th.
Moscow - airport Sheremetyevo.
Our hotel: "Povorot" at Cheget village.
Shashlik will be ready soon.
Soccer World Cup final and local beer.
Monday - July 12th.
The first acclimatization hike.
Our goal was Cheget Peak (3.601m).
The snow on the ridge allowed us to reach 3.315 meters.
Fantastic view of Elbrus over Baksan Valley and Terskol village.
It was a beautiful day.
Stopped for bottle of beer on our way down.
The lift is going down to Baksan Valley.
Tasting shashlik in local restaurant.
Tuesday - July 13th.
Waiting on the lift at Azau station.
We need food for the next 4 days.
Fred with skies is almost at the Barrels.
We got barrels number 6 and 7.
We performed the second acclimatization hike to Pastukhov Rocks (4.700m).
On the way down to the Barrels.
Wednesday - July 14th.
Beautiful morning - our rest day.
Viktor is a master on guitar.
His specialty: Russian romances.
The weather was good.
Oleg - another night, another master on guitar.
His specialty - Beatles songs.
Thursday - July 15th.
We started our summit day before sunrise.
There was visible lightning in the valley.
It was cold and a little bit windy.
Sunrise and Elbrus shadow on horizon.
Finally, we can feel sun on our faces.
Oleg and Alison on skies.
Matterhorn of the Caucasus - Ushba (4.710m) on horizon.
Alison followed me.
At the saddle (5.416m) - still in wind-stoppers.
Elbrus - East Peak (5.621m).
It is not easy.
Pavel, Ariana, Sasko, Dimitry I,
Dimitry II (from the right) at the summit.
A few more steps.
The first Bosnian on skies on the roof of Europe - Elbrus (5.642m).
... with the Bosnian flag.
... with the Bosnian golden lilies flag.
... with the flag of the best soccer team in the world.
... with the mountaineering web magazine flag.
Alison and Fred at the summit.
Looks like Russians like guitars.
Friday - July 16th.
Beautiful morning, again.
On our way down to the Baksan Valley.
Going to the fish restaurant for lunch.
But first - we need to catch fish for us.
It was really tasty.