Climbers in quarantine: Running up Mount Elbrus, home climbing wall and other photos of the project ‪#‎альпинистынакарантине

For marathon-runner Alexei Likharev, being stuck in self-isolation doesnТt mean sitting on his couch all day. In April, he used the fire escape stairs in his nine-story apartment building to run up the equivalent height of Mount Elbrus ... read more

For marathon-runner Alexei Likharev, being stuck in self-isolation doesn’t mean sitting on his couch all day. In April, he used the fire escape stairs in his nine-story apartment building to run up the equivalent height of Mount Elbrus (5,642 m!), the highest mountain in Europe. To do that, he went up and down, from the first to ninth floor, 280 times which took him a total of 9 hours and 34 minutes, not including lunch breaks.

 

 

“The hardest thing for me in isolation is to come to terms with the absence of physical activity and suppress my thirst for adventure - and I’m not going to do that,” he admits in the video documenting his achievement.

  

Dmitry Popov (member of the Russian national team, Voronezh) on the home climbing wall.

 

 

 

 

And just photos #‎альпинистынакарантине