The new group arrived in the Elbrus region for training courses preparation for climbing Mount Everest, Denali and in Antarctica. Today we had an introductory and preparatory day. We learned how to set up tents, how to use burners, and also practiced climbing on fixed lines. In the afternoon, there was a lecture about the use of oxygen at eight-thousand meters peaks. After that, we started preparing equipment for the next day's trip to the glacier. The group guides Alexey Lonchinsky and Andrey Berezin.