• Vinson Massif (16,050 ft / 4,892m) – Antarctica

    Summited on January 18, 2013

    Mount Vinson is the highest mountain in Antarctica, the highest, driest, windiest and coldest continent on earth.

  • Aconcagua (22,841 ft / 6,962 m) – South America

    Summited on December 12, 2012

    Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas and the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres. It is located in the Andes mountain range, in the province of Mendoza, Argentina and near the international border with Chile.

  • Mount Kosciuszko (7,310 ft / 2,228 m) – Australia

    Summited on October 31, 2012

    Mount Kosciuszko is a mountain located in the Snowy Mountains in Kosciuszko National Park. With a height of 2,228 metres above sea level, it is the highest mountain in Australia.

  • Carstensz Pyramid (16,024 ft / 4,884 m) – Oceania

    Summited on October 23, 2012

    Carstensz Pyramid, also known as Puncak Jaya, is the highest mountain in the Australasian continent and the lowest of the Seven Summits, but it is also the most technical and difficult to get to.

  • Kilimanjaro (19,341 ft / 5,895 m) – Africa

    Summited on July 31, 2012

    Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcanic mountain in Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level.

  • Elbrus (18,510 ft / 5,642 m) – Europe

    Summited on July 17, 2012

    Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano located in the western Caucasus mountain range in Russia and the highest mountain in Europe. While there are differing authorities on how the Caucasus are distributed between Europe and Asia, many sources agree that Elbrus is also the highest mountain in all of Europe.

Elbrus Day 6 – Saturday July 14, 2012

Happy Bastille Day! We packed our gear early this morning and left the friendly confines of our Alpine Hotel in Azau to move into our Elbrus Base Camp at 12,500ft/3810m above sea level. It was beautiful day for acclimatization combined with excellent weather and picturesque views of the Caucasus Mountain Range. On our way up […]

Elbrus Expedition Tracking

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Elbrus Day 5 – Friday July 13, 2012

Happy Friday the 13th!!! The Mountain Czars rocked the mountain today! It was a beautiful perfect weather day. After an early breakfast, we set off on another acclimatization hike. We climbed up to 10,000 ft albeit on a very uphill, steep and rocky path to Cheget Observatory. Along way we were treated to amazing panoramic […]

Elbrus Day 4 – Thursday July 12, 2012

We set out this morning at 9:00 AM for our first acclimatization hike. We hiked down into the village of Cheget crossing the Baksan River and then went up the mountain up to 11,000 feet. Everyone on the Mountain Czars Team did really well. We had a bit of a party at the summit with […]

Elbrus Day 3 – Wednesday July 11, 2012

We got off to an early start this morning with a 3:00AM wake up call. We packed and loaded our bags in the cars/vans and headed to the airport to catch a 6:00AM flight to Mineralnye Vody by way of a stopover in Moscow. Four hours later, we landed in Mineralnye Vody and ate lunch […]

Elbrus Day 2 – Tuesday July 10, 2012

Greetings everyone, we have a team name and we are the Mountain Czars. After a nice breakfast buffet at our hotel this morning, we set out touring this beautiful and lively city with a wonderfully well informed Russian guide who shared his encyclopedic knowledge of Russian history and art. We first started with the famous […]

Elbrus Day 1 – Monday July 9, 2012

A big hello from St. Petersburg in Russia as our Elbrus expedition is officially underway to climb the highest mountain in Europe. After a long journey with a few delays, our team is fully assembled as all members have safely arrived in town. Although most team members flew in from the USA, we had two […]

Gear for Elbrus

Unlike other expeditions such as Everest and Denali, you don’t need as much technical gear for Elbrus as long as you have high-altitude mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, backpack, trekking poles, sleeping bag, hard shells, soft shells, insulated down jacket and pants. Enjoy the photo of my preferred gear 🙂

Leaving for Mt. Elbrus expedition

The Quest for climbing the 7 Summits continues: next is Mount Elbrus in Russia known as the highest Mountain in Europe at an altitude of 18,510ft/5,642m. At the airport with the girls wishing me good luck and a safe climb.