Dmitry Semenov, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region:
Greetings from the slopes of snow-white Elbrus! Today our group went up to our comfortable assault camp – refuge National park (3800m.), where we continued our acclimatization. After accommodation, and tea drinking, we went to the Refuge of Eleven, where snow classes were held. We have worked out the skills of self-arrest using an ice axe, as well as moving up a snowy slope, traversing the slope, and descending. Tomorrow we have a rotation to the Pastukhov Rocks.