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Mt. Elbrus by Mike Gordon

It took me three attempts to make it to the summit of Mt. Elbrus. Our Genet Expeditions group led by Mike Howerton in 1989, which was a strong group, got close but ultimately turned back on the summit ridge because of deep, unstable snow, and strong winds. My second attempt, in 1990, was also with a Genet Expeditions group, which could have made it, but was not fully committed. Read on