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Turning Back on Elbrus by Lana Martin

Tue, 2019-07-23

They say you haven't seen the mountains until you've been to the Caucuses, so last summer, I decided to travel to my home country and “finally” see the mountains... I wanted to celebrate my 50th birthday in July by climbing Elbrus, the tallest peak in Europe (18,510'/5,682m)...

Every summer, thousands of climbers attempt to summit Mt. Elbrus, one of the Seven Summits (the highest mountains on each of the seven continents). There are many successful ascents, but unfortunately, several end in tragedy as the mountain takes around 15-30 lives each year.

Despite this gloomy statistic, I decided to go on a journey of a lifetime, and would like to share it with you

The month meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the planetarium of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC)  2600 Canyon Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544

Social at 6:45.  Reports of recent and upcoming trips at 7:05pm.   Program to follow.

Visitors are always welcome!  Free refreshments!

Trip Location: 
United States
43° 21' 1.008" N, 42° 26' 43.6524" E

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