12.05.2009

The participants of the expedition of Mount Elbrus, Sergey Kofanov and Alexander Tverezovsky, have returned to Moscow today. According to them, the ascent happened in harsh weather conditions, which is not surprising for Elbrus in May. Eventually, after reaching the 5,300-meter mark (ridge) on May 11, Sergey decided to turn back. On the same night the alpinists descended to Azau and flew to Moscow on the following day. Remind that this has been Alexander’s first mountain climbing experience, and the 5,300-meter mark cleared by him on the first attempt is so far his only and record achievement. Congratulations!