Claim of 5 Hour 18 Minute Climb of Elbrus

Christian Stangel claims to have climbed Elbrus in a record 5 hours 18 minutes.
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11 Feared Dead on Elbrus

Eleven climbers are reported to have been killed on Elbrus. Seven of the bodies have been recovered.
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Islamic Fundamentalist Hazards on Elbrus

Spiegel Online reports that Islamic Fundamentalist Camps are making climbing Elbrus hazardous.
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2 Polish Fatalities in Crevasse on Mount Ushba

Itar-Tass reports rescuers have abandoned their attempts to rescue two Polish climbers who fell in a crevasse on Mount Ushba in Russia’s Kabardin-Balkar republic near Elbrus.
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4 Fatalities Feared in Avalanche on Mount Belukha in Russia

Mosnews reports four are feared to have died in an avalanche on 14,800-foot Mount Belukha in southern Russia
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RMI Expands Guide Service to 5 of 7 Summits

The News Tribune reports that Rainier Mountaineering Inc. which will lose its monoply to Rainier guided climbs in 2006 plans to leads trip to 5 of the 7 summits.
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Australian Chris Harris (youngest Elbrus Summiter) Seeks to Be Youngest on Everest at 14

The Sydney Morning News (picked up by mounteverest.net) reports that 14-year-old Chris Harris is seeking to be the youngest to climb Everest. He claims to the be youngest on Elbrus. Network54 post.


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