Andrey Berezin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: News of the Elbrus region. The Birch Crew group of the 7 Summits Club climbed the Western peak of Elbrus in difficult weather conditions. We managed to get into the weather window, which was from 2 am to 11 am. We were at the top at 8 am. Besides us, three groups have risen today. Above the saddle there was a strong wind with gusts up to 60 km/h. We had to fight with such weather conditions today.