American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Elbrus Tragedy

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  • Publication Year: 1991

Elbrus Tragedy. From May 2 to 4, a terrible storm with high winds and frigid temperatures struck the highest peak of the Caucasus. Dozens of mountaineers and alpine skiers were caught in the summit area. About 20 climbers perished in the storm.

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