Azerbaijani Climbers Preparing for Winter Storm of Mount Elbrus
A group of climbers in Azerbaijan has completed the acclimatization training to the first in the history of the Azerbaijani mountaineering winter ascent of the highest peak in Europe - Mount Elbrus (5,646 meters).
The team leader Firuz Dadashov told Turan the climbers spent the last few days on the slopes, ascending to different heights for acclimatization.
Being technically simple, Mount Elbrus turns to quite a complex goal in winter. Strong winds and cold weather often make it impossible not only to rise, but also to keep on the route for long.
In recent days, the athletes made several trips, reaching an altitude of about 4,700 meters and descended down to rest and wait for good weather.
“We hope to make a successful ascent before February 1,” Dadashov said.
Note that the team also includes Israfil Ashurly, the first Azerbaijani, who conquered Everest.
The third member of the team, Ahmed Aliyev, committed an ascent to Southern Ushba with Dadashov in the summer of 2016. -02B-