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The Lure of Elbrus

Author: Marina Marshenkulova

May/June 2013
Page 52   ( 8 pages)

Summary: Each year, thousands of hikers are drawn to the Caucasus, convinced it will be no problem to scale Europe’s highest peak. After all, it’s only 18,510 feet, and a rail car can take you up to the base camp at 12,500 feet. But Elbrus is a devious mountain.

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