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Aug 092011

We leave for the summit of Elbrus tonight after midnight. I will turn the SPOT on when we leave High Camp.

The last two days have been spent acclimatizing through climbing to 14,500′ to Lenz Rocks on the East part of Elbrus and a rest day today (Wednesday 8/10) at the High Camp at 12,000′.

I am feeling excellent and am anxious to start climbing. It should take between 10 to 12 hours round trip. The weather has been good with afternoon clouds that clear overnight with temperatures in the mid 20s.

This is the 5th climb in the 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer’s: Memories are Everything. In conversations with my Russian teammates, I am once again struck by how widespread this disease has become. They have shared stories of their own relatives who have suffered through the journey as have they in family caregiver roles in some cases.

I will send a voice dispatch from the summit and post many more pictures once I return back home.

For now, you all know how much I value your support as I continue to take our message of hope and urgency to the top of each continent.

Climb On!
Memories are Everything

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  14 Responses to “Elbrus Summit Bid Tonight”


    from the spot it looks like he is on the summit, well done Alan.


    Best of luck, Alan. Oh…and by the way, a VERY belated happy birthday!!! I can’t believe I missed it!


    With you every step!


    Yes, the journey is everything! Journey on to a successfull summit and an even more successful series of donations.


    Go Alan Go! Safe climbing my friend!


    Wow, Alan, you are looking FANTASTIC! Congrats on a successful climb so far. Be safe and wave to all of us when you get to the summit!



    Go, Alan, go!
    Can’t access SPOT. Hope all is well up there.
    Best wishes for a terrific climb!!!


    Alan is on the move! Go here:

    and expand to Full Screen for a really good view. It is 3.00am local time.



    Good luck, Alan!


    anyone got any news? from the spot it looks like he turned around way before the summit


    Have a great climb!


    Hope all goes well…to the summit and safe return!


    yeah baby!!!! Very good luck Alan!!!!


    Alan…best of luck and one step at a time…take a good Russian sauna after you get down.