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Back to mountaineering – North to South traverse of Mt. Elbrus (5,642m)

I have had an interest in mountaineering ever since I read “Into thin air” by Jon Krakauer. Strange, as that should have put me off it. Then I read “Touching the Void” about Joe Simpson’s incredible survival story after a fall into a crevasse at Siula Grande, one of the most successful mountaineering books of all times and it got worse. Continue reading

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