Since end of April we have had four 100% successful expeditions to the top of Mt. Elbrus.
Due to open ice above Pastukhov Rocks (4500 m) the first 3 groups had to leave their skis at that altitude and climb further on crampons.
But last week finally the conditions on the mountain were perfect for a ski descent. After a strenuous ascent on skins to the saddle we decided to climb the last 300 vertical meters to the summit with our skis on our backpacks. The run directly from the summit was great, good powder right down to our camp at 3700 m!