Alexander Abramov: An idiot's dream has come true. I climbed Elbrus, straight from the hotel in Cheget, all on foot. Without taxis, without cable cars, without snow trucks, without customers and even without a guide! The drop is almost 4000m, as at 8000 meters in the Himalayas. The ascent took 23 hours. Excellent training for the next ascents of the eightthousanders. The Summits of which, by the way, I have already visited 16 times (12 Everest, 3 Cho-Oyu and 1 Manaslu)
This is my 100th ascent of Elbrus. I dedicate it to the 100th anniversary of Soviet mountaineering, which is celebrated this year.