Elbrus Success and back in Scotland

Elbrus Success and back in Scotland


Last Friday saw my Adventure Peaks team and I successfully reach the summit of Europe’s highest point; Mount Elbrus (5642m) in the North Caucasus, Russia. Our team did fantastically well, setting off at 3 am from the Gara-Bashi Barrels, and reaching the summit at 11 am. Everyone was back down by 3 pm. Conditions couldn’t have been more perfect, with a light breeze and sunshine.

Yesterday, I was out in Glencoe with the Leuchars family, who were visiting from the USA. They were keen to sample a quintessential Highland hike, and so we reached the summit of Stob Coire nan Lochan via its East Ridge, before heading over to Bidean nam Bian and Stob Coire Sgreamach, before making our descent through the magnificent Lost Valley.

Today, I was back on the Isle of Skye with Anne and Jean, who I had been out with earlier this summer. Despite a rather poor forecast, we took in the In Pinn and Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, before making our way out via Coire Lagan. The weather was far better (although not great) than the forecasts suggested, with no real sign of the 50 mph gusts. The rain was no where near as bad as what we expected either.

We still have plenty of availability throughout September and into the autumn, so get in touch to see whether we can help you reach your summits!

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