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TOPIC: Indian mountaineers scale Mt Elbrus in Russian Caucasus

Indian mountaineers scale Mt Elbrus in Russian Caucasus 6 years, 7 months ago #900

After Rajeev Saumitra, an Indian geography teacher scaled the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest, very few mountaineering challenges were left for the 41-year old. One of the lesser scaled peaks, at least for Indians, is in the Russian Caucasus. Mount Elbrus, whose peak stands at 5,642 metres above sea level, looked like the next big challenge. Saumitra invited Ameet Singh, a former businessman with eight expeditions to his credit to scale the highest peak in Europe.

The duo successfully scaled Elbrus this month, an experience that left them with many impressions. “Our life was like that of wanderers, who run around aimlessly, hunting for nothing. But after doing the Elbrus trek, we feel like we have achieved something in life,” the duo say.

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