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.Photo by Scott Wagner

Join the Berg Adventures International Mt. Elbrus 2002 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.

The BAI Elbrus 2002
Expedition 1 Team

Wally Berg

Jim Alexander, GA
Gary Bacon, CT
Leila Caudwell, ALB
Larry Crozier, ONT
Hynek Dvorak, IL
Cindy Gist, WA
Jack Maxwell, CA
Julie Mesmer, GA
Donna Moll, CT
Alex Wallace, GA
Ryan Weber, LA
Alex Willis, NC

Latest News and Daily Dispatches:

August 6, 2002 - Expedition off to a great start
Later on August 6, 2002 - Staying With the Stanley Cup
August 6, 2002 – Baksan Valley, the “Russian Chamonix”
August 7, 2002 – End of the First Climbing Day
August 8th – Glaciers and Spires
August 9th – Mt. Elbrus in Sight
August 10th – The Best Day Yet
August 11 – The Refuge
August 12 – A Beautiful Clear Day Up High
August 13 – The Glory of Elbrus
August 15 – Goodbye from the Caucasus Mountains

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