Why do you think it is that most mountains that are considered “easy” prove to be among the most dangerous? Like with avalanches, your mind that can easily trick you into underestimating your circumstances and overvaluing your control, which often ends very badly. Against catastrophes like the one in Nepal, you cannot do much, but in many cases tragedies could be prevented. What goes wrong usually and what can you do?
Although the highest peak of Europe, you consider Mount Elbrus as a relatively accessible and easy 5000-er, right? Yeah, that’s the general opinion. As such, it is a very popular climbing destination not only for Seven Summiters but also for amatuer climbers who want to taste the Caucasus after having done the Alps. More »