August 2012

Mount Elbrus Summit 28th Aug (Audio Cast)
Posted by mohammedalthani | August 28, 2012
Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani is successful in summit of Mount Elbrus the 5th highest mountain of the 7 Summits. Mount Elbrus is located in the western Caucasus mountain range in Russia, near the border of Georgia. Elbrus at 5,642m is an extreme, high altitude climb. Climbing up to 8 hours per day. Summit day is the most demanding portion of the climb, typically involving 8 hours for the ascent and 7 hours for the descent, that is 15hr straight. Read More >
Mount Elbrus - 27th August 2012 (Audio Cast)
Posted by mohammedalthani | August 27, 2012
Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani is off for climbing of Mount Elbrus the 5th highest mountain of the 7 Summits. Mount Elbrus is located in the western Caucasus mountain range in Russia, near the border of Georgia. Elbrus at 5,642m is an extreme, high altitude climb. Listen to this audio cast to know the progress so far. Read More >
Mount Elbrus - 26th August 2012 (Audio Cast)
Posted by mohammedalthani | August 26, 2012
Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani is off for climbing of Mount Elbrus the 5th highest mountain of the 7 Summits. Mount Elbrus is located in the western Caucasus mountain range in Russia, near the border of Georgia. Elbrus at 5,642m is an extreme, high altitude climb. Listen to this audio cast to know the progress so far. Read More >
Mount Elbrus - 25th August 2012 (Audio Cast)
Posted by mohammedalthani | August 25, 2012
Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani is off for climbing of Mount Elbrus the 5th highest mountain of the 7 Summits. Mount Elbrus is located in the western Caucasus mountain range in Russia, near the border of Georgia. Elbrus at 5,642m is an extreme, high altitude climb. Listen to this audio cast to know the progress so far. Read More >
Acclimatization Day 2
Posted by mohammedalthani | August 24, 2012
Today was another good weather day which I hope continues. Mount Elbrus is known for the sudden change of weather. We did not take the chair lift up today instead we started with a beautiful hike in the woods for about an hour before gradually going up. After 2 hrs it got really intense with up to 60% incline up a wall. What is really interesting is how the government here are taking serious steps to avoid avalanches wiping out the city. Read More >
Acclimatization Day 1
Posted by mohammedalthani | August 23, 2012
We woke up after a good night sleep at 7am, to have a breakfast. I think they read my blog last night because they gave us aaaaaa lot of food. Then took the cable car up to 2,700m and started our first day of acclimatization hike up to 3,500m. It took us about 5 hours to reach it, the team paced up really well and made it with great spirit and attitude. We were blessed with amazing weather and beautiful views of mount Elbrus. We took a lot of pictures that i will share after the climb. You can also track us on spotmoe on my website. Read More >
Arriving at Cheget
Posted by mohammedalthani | August 22, 2012
We woke up at 7 and dragged our bags down for a nice breakfast, before heading to Cheget in the Baksan vally where we will spend the next 3 days acclimatizing. During the 3hr drive we stopped to buy some snacks and found amazing water Mellon that are grown in the village. Read More >
On Route to Mineralnye Vodi
Posted by mohammedalthani | August 21, 2012
The plane left Dubai airport at 10:30am for a 5 hour flight to Moscow. Landed there on time around 3:30pm, as usual drama in the airport. We had to pick up our luggage pass it thru customs and recheck them in in the domestic terminal. After spending 1hr at the check in counter, the supervisor came and decided to go over the weight when all the luggage already went to the plane. Guess what we were over weight!!! Read More >
Off to the Top of Europe…
Posted by mohammedalthani | August 20, 2012
First I would like to wish you all Eid Mubarak. In less than 8 hours I will be off to my next adventure this time to the 5th highest mountain of the 7 Summits Mount Elbrus. Mount Elbrus is located in the western Caucasus mountain range in Russia, near the border of Georgia. Your support is the reason I strive to reach higher and aim further, for that I Thank You. Read More >
What Does it Take to Climb Elbrus?
Posted by mohammedalthani | August 14, 2012
Many friends ask me “What Does it Take to Climb Elbrus?” Well, it takes a lot of guts! Once I decide on climbing a mountain, which is anything between 6months to a year ahead the planning begins. First I check when is the best time to climb that mountain to avoid avalanches and Crevasses. Once I decide on the mountain and time of a climb I used to search for the best outfitters that will arrange me the guide and logistics. Read More >