Mount Elbrus journal entry:
August 16, 2002
“We have been spending our days climbing longer and higher to get
our bodies ready for the altitude and bitter cold of summit day.
Today we climbed to Pastukhov Rocks at 15,420 ft. We have been
returning each night to the Barrells for warmth and good Russian
home cooking. Several climbers have been experiencing signs of
altitude sickness already, but rest and hydration seem to help them