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We're Coming Home
Turskol Valley- Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002
All of us who summitted, the whole team is now down safe and in the wonderful valley of Turskol and we're celebrating with a team barbecue.

listen to audioOn Top of Europe!
Summit- Tuesday, July 30, 2002
We're at 5,642 meters above sea level and everybody's here and what a crew it is. No headaches amongst the bunch. With audio messages from the team!

The Barrels to 'Le Shack'
The Barrels- Monday, July 29, 2002
...tomorrow we're hoping to move up to the high camp at the huts, at 4,300 meters above sea level. And the hut is really known as "Le Shack," in the fact that it's a plywood enclosure with not too many amenities...

100% Successful
Dacha- Tuesday, July 16, 2002
Yes, we were 100% successful and now we are celebrating....

listen to audioSummit Call
Summit- Sunday, July 14, 2002
Audio dispatch from Elbrus summit.

Jeff Mathy's Quest
13,200 Feet - Saturday, July 13, 2002
Hopefully with our successful summit of Mount Elbrus tomorrow, I'll have completed six of the seven summits and all I'll have left is Mount Everest and Carstenz Pyramid.

Glissading on Butts
13,200 Feet - Saturday, July 13, 2002
The big plan is we're going to be up at 2 in the morning, eat breakfast and then we're going to be off at 3, and hopefully, if everything goes well and we don't get blown off the mountain, we'll be summitting about noon...

Sheltered by Fuel Drums
13,000 Feet - Thursday, July 11, 2002
...we're going to drop back down to the ever-scenic barrels, these are huge fuel drums that latch to the side of the mountain that we're going to be using for shelter...

Planes, Trains and Pains
11,000 Feet- Tuesday, July 9, 2002
...after three days of planes, trains, busses and pains in the rear, we've finally got to the Turskol Valley...

Lipton Tea