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Penza mountain climbers leave to conquer Elbrus

09:38 | 09.07.2015 | Society


Penza, 9 July 2015. PenzaNews. A group of Penza citizens led by Vyacheslav Morozov, head of the speleology committee for the Penza region branch of the Russian Geographical Society, have departed for a trip to conquer Mount Elbrus to commemorate the 170th anniversary of the RGS.

The expedition is composed of four people, including one woman.

“The activists will begin with an ascension towards Mount Cheget (3,769 m), after which they will attempt to conquer the Eastern summit of Elbrus, the one less frequented by tourists due to its difficulty,” Roman Kashin, deputy chairman of the Penza branch for RGS, informed PenzaNews agency.

The Penza citizens will then descend from the peak using mountain skis and snowboards, he added.

“In conclusion, the group will look for a cave in Khara Khora mountain group – a natural shaft 176 meters deep with completely smooth walls. Its underground hall hosts a megalith attached to the wall with just one edge, making it look like it is floating,” the speaker said.

The expedition members will return to Penza on July 18, he added.

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