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Traditional Geocache

Mt Elbrus

A cache by Aceey
Hidden : 7/21/2014
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is part of the Mountain Man Series. Each cache will require climbing to retrieve. You will need safety equipment and proper knowledge to use such equipment. You are responsible for your own safety and assume all risk involved in geocaching. Do not attempt this cache or any cache that would put you at risk for injury or death.


If you are not comfortable with climbing and are unable to safely make the climb, do not attempt this cache or series. If you do not have a very well trained monkey who can safely retrieve this cache, you may want to find a good Sherpa who might be able to assist you.

Mount Elbrus - is a dormant volcano located in the western Caucasus mountain range, in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay–Cherkessia, the Russian Federation, near the border with Georgia. Mt. Elbrus's peak is the highest in the Caucasus, in Russia.

Elbrus has two summits, both of which are dominant volcanic domes. Mt. Elbrus (west summit) stands at 18,510 ft; the east summit is slightly lower at 18,442 ft. The lower of the two summits was first ascended on 10 July 1829 (Julian calendar) by Khillar Khachirov, a Karachay guide for an Imperial Russian army scientific expedition led by General Emmanuel, and the higher (by about 40 m—130 ft) in 1874 by an English expedition led by F. Crauford Grove and including Frederick Gardner, Horace Walker, and the Swiss guide Peter Knubel of St. Niklaus in the canton Valais.

While there are differing authorities on how the Caucasus is distributed between Europe and Asia, many sources agree that Elbrus is also the highest mountain in all of Europe.

 


White Water Canyon operating hours are 6:30 am until 10:30 pm year-round.

“Congratulations to Zuma, Team Honeybunnies, KSpud, Comkelp, and SBC Crew” for being the first to make the ascent of Mt. Elbrus.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ner lbh ernql gb pyvzo Zg. Ryoehf?

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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There are no Trackables in this cache.

 

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29 Logged Visits

Found it 28     Publish Listing 1     

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 9/22/2014 10:40:38 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:40 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum