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 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 2 Team


Wally Berg
Kellie Erwin

Vladimer 2


Robert Burnett, TX
Joel Check, WA
Richard Clark, TX
Kevin Duncan, CO
Mark Van Dyke, TX
Mike Fitzpatrick, FL
Norb Gorman, TX
Gary Van Kenyon, WA
David Pearcy, CO
Gus Pope, Grand Cayman
Marshall Shanklin, TX
Paul Stempin, MI
Scott Wagner, LA
Bruce Weisman, NY

Latest News and Daily Dispatches:

August 18, 2002 St. Petersburg and the Hermitage
August 20 – A Trip to Moscow
August 21 – In the Caucasus Mountains
August 22 – The O. J. Trial or the Case of the Mysterious Black Gloves
August 23 – A Bit of Drizzle But High Hopes
August 24– Sunrise with a Brilliant View
August 25 – The One Point Crampon
August 26 – Boudreaux and Thibodeaux on the Glacier at 15,000 Feet
August 27th – A Double Reason to Celebrate!
August 28 Good Friends and Fine Silver Oak Cabernet
August 29 – Joy and Sorrow
Later in the Evening of August 29 – Goodbye to Good Friends

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