Kelton, Elise and Mike get serious
Test drive on Elbrus
31 July 2005
You know how you test drive a car? boat? even a plane? Well today we test drove a mountain. We took the cable cars and chairlifts up to the Barells where we will be living for the next 5 days, then went up to Pruitt 11 hut, and test drove our crampons to make sure everyone was in good form. A few headaches, but other than that, everyone agrees that tomorrow is the day to move up onto the mountain.
We descended back to the hotel for the night to prepare our gear and our minds for the big move tomorrow.
Wish us luck!
ps. the group has come up with a name, don't ask me to explain it because it would take all night!
Luis and Captain banana hands and the frolickers
(how's that for entertainment?)