We have been blessed by a cartographer's decision in the 1890's that deemed the Caucasus Mountains the north / south dividing line between Europe and Asia. Mt. Elbrus, a lovely 18,586' glaciated twin summit, lies 3 miles north of the Caucasus mountain divide and is therefore in Europe.

Join the Berg Adventures International Mt. Elbrus 2004 Expedition team as we attempt to reach the summit of Mt. Elbrus, the highest point on the European continent. Over the next two weeks, we'll be bringing you continuous expedition coverage. Please join us.

Latest News and Daily Dispatches:

July 29 - Farewell Dinner
July 29 - Farewell to the Caucasus

July 28 - More Summit Day Photos
July 28 - Summit Day Photos
July 27 - Reaching the Summit of Elbrus
July 26 - Getting Ready for our Summit Attempt
July 25 - More photos from Elbrus
July 25 - Beginning our Ascent
July 24 - Reaching the Adylsu Glacier
July 22 - The luck of a four-leaf clover
July 21 - Baksam Valley
July 18 - BAI Elbrus 2004 in St. Petersburg and Moscow

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