2021.09 Dkyh-Tau expedition dispatches

On the summit of Dykh-Tau!

Congratulations to our Dykh-Tau team on their 100% success reaching the summit of Europe’s second highest peak! Here’s, expedition leader, Garrett Madison from Russia:

Hello, this Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Dykh-Tau expedition team. Today is Friday, September 17th and yesterday our team summited Dykh-Tau, beautiful route up to the second tallest peak in Europe and second tallest peak in Russia as well.

We are now back safely in our Bezengi base area here, a little mountain village and very happy that we had a successful climb, it was a tough four days and three nights up on the mountain climbing alpine style, with heavy packs. We had a little bit of weather on summit day-some fresh snow.

Everyone did great! We got up to the summit and down safely and we really enjoyed the experience. It was a wonderful trip here in Russia, between climbing Elbrus and then climbing Dykh-Tau! We were very lucky with good weather on both mountains.

Happy to be back safe!

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