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 2005 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 29 - Summit and Farewell Dinner Photos

July 27 - Berg Adventures Team Reaches the Summit of Elbrus!
July 26 - Bad Weather Postpones our Summit Attempt
July 25 - A Real Alpine Playground (Part 2)
July 25 - Team Reaches the Barrels (Part 1)
July 23 - We are back from the Glacier Camp and off to Elbrus!
July 22 - A Strong Team
July 21 - Conditioning and Acclimatizing
July 20 - Early Morning in the Caucasus Mountains
July 19 - Photo dispatch from Moscow
July 18 - Enjoying the Sights of Moscow
July 16 - Entire Team Has Arrived in St. Petersburg
July 15th, 2005 - Boys from Montana and Alberta find Culture in St. Petersburg

The BAI Elbrus 2005 Expedition Team:


Michael Shuel
Steven Shuel
Laszlo (Andy) Veres
Erin Skowran
Michael McCabe
Martin Glynn
Nikki Hoffman
Wayne Wilson
Jerri Bryant
Steven Slaughter
Peter Amantia
Danny Kamerath

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