On July 29, the acclimatization of two parallel groups aiming for the Summits of Elbrus from the north began. The first group (4 participants) chose an ambitious and difficult route "The Cross of Elbrus": a traverse from north to south with ascent to the Eastern and Western Summits. The working name of the team is "Deflated Cheeks", the main guide of the team is Alexander Avtomonov.
The second group (4 participants) chose the name "Four Comrades". The goal of the team is to climb the Eastern Peak from the north and descend to the north. The main guide of the group is Karina Mezova.
Yesterday, both teams walked to the glade of "Stone Mushrooms". A transfer to the base camp on the moraine (3800 m) is planned for today. Good luck and good weather to both teams!