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“You can’t race any higher in Europe” Elbrus Race has a finish line above 5000 meters on the summit of the highest peak in Europe. Elbrus is a dormant volcano in the Caucasus range of Russia. The twin peaks attract some of the worst weather and coldest temperatures to this deceptively mellow looking mountain. Every year several climbers, even seasoned professional guides, die in whiteouts and storms.
Author Charles Miske, back for a second attempt at finishing the race and his climbing partner Todd Gilles, a champion figure skater and new to the sport of skyrunning, go as “Team Seven Summits Quest” to take on this remote race on this beautiful but deadly mountain. Read the exciting blow by blow account of their travels, trials, and ultimate victory in the face of great adversity as both the Qualifying run and the Elbrus Race 2013 take place during storms.
If you love travel to remote foreign lands, big mountains, partnerships and teamwork, and mentoring, this story will fill you with hope and motivation to carry you through to live your own dreams.
Elbrus Race 2013 earns 5-star reviews
I have goosebumps sitting here recapping this book in my mind. Not only is the quality of the book and it’s writing/editing the usual ‘good job’, the journey of the author is incredible. I wish I had half the endurance this man has for pushing himself toward his goals. Then when he was at the very edge and had to make a decision, he put others before himself, and I cried for him, yet felt joy that he could prioritize reality when dreams are hanging in the balance. — 5-star Review on Amazon for Elbrus Race 2013
(Novella: 22,500 words)
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