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Climbing Elbrus

October 17, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

In August 2017 I climbed the West peak of Mt. Elbrus via the South approach. Elbrus is the highest point on the European Continent standing at 5642m and represents the European component of the 7 Summits – a challenge to climb the highest peaks on all 7 continents. It sits […]

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The Weissmies Traverse

October 31, 2010 Matt Thornton 1

5am start. 40 other people all doing the same. Force yourself out of a warmish bed to a very cold Alpine hut. Bag was packed the evening before so it’s just extra clothes on then downstairs for breakfast. Cereal and milk, bread and jam and some hot but tasteless black […]