Mt Elbrus - Photo by Scott WagnerWe have been blessed by a cartographer's decision in the 1890s that deemed the Caucasus Mountains the north / south dividing line between Europe and Asia. Mt. Elbrus, a lovely 18,586' glaciated twin summit, lies just three miles north of the Caucasus mountain divide and is therefore the highest mountain in Europe.

Join the Berg Adventures International Mt. Elbrus 2003 Expedition team as we attempt to reach the summit of Mt. Elbrus.Over the next two weeks, we'll be bringing you continuous expedition coverage. Please join us.

Latest News and Daily Dispatches:

July 15, 2003 – From the Savoy Hotel, Moscow
July 16 - Stretching our legs and meeting old friends
July 17 - Climbing through the clouds
July 18 - Conditioning on Gamachi Peak
July 21 - Sunshine from the Barrels
July 21 - The Day Before the Storm! - part 1
July 21 - The Day Before the Storm! - part 2
July 21 - The Day Before the Storm! - part 3
July 22 -
High-adventure, low-visibility on Elbrus
July 24 - Leaving the Baksan Behind Us

The BAI Elbrus 2003 Expedition Team:


Wally Berg


George Carabetta, Westbrook, CT
Mike Doty, Columbus, OH
Mike Fucci, Thousand Oaks, CA
Deborah Hickey, Dublin, Ireland
Mark Keleher, San Francisco, CA
Denio Moreira, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Karen Kilian, Seattle, WA
Gretchen Weber, Dallas, TX
Richard Waddell, Columbus, GA
Spencer Waddell, Columbus, GA
Keith Wilson, Novato, CA

Above: Comet Hale-Bopp over Mt. Elbrus from Pik Terskol, Caucasus, April '97. ©"Observers",