The guide of the 7 Summits Club Dmitry Semenov reports from the Elbrus region:
Greetings from the Elbrus region, from the group "Fierce"! Today was our first acclimatization day. We went up the picturesque forest path to the Ai Cafe (2700m.) On our way we saw a magnificent thicket of flowering rhododendron. The weather allowed us to walk without rain, which is a rarity lately. Tomorrow we leave for our assault camp, where the second, high-altitude part of acclimatization will take place.