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Elbrus ski with Mountain Madness

Success on Ski Descent of Elbrus!

Approach on skis. Tino Vil­lanue­va photo

This week­end, the Elbrus team was back in the low­lands of the Bak­san val­ley. Our sum­mit day was absolute­ly per­fect. Cloud­less skies and breath­less wind made for glo­ri­ous climb­ing conditions.

Chris and David on the approach. Tino Vil­lanue­va photo

Every­body did an awe­some job and every team mem­ber stood on top of the high­est point in Europe!

On the sum­mit! Tino Vil­lanue­va photo

Those of us on skis enjoyed ski­ing from the sum­mit all the way back down to the Bar­rels Base­camp, a 6,000 foot decent. I’m look­ing for­ward to our first Elbrus Express trip at the end of July!

~ MM Guide Tino Villanueva

Get­ting in some good turns on the way down! Tino Vil­lanue­va photo