This procedure, attended by dozens of rescuers, was carried out during heavy snowfall, wind speed of up to 60 m / s and air temperature of less than 20 ° C.
According to the representative of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Affairs, Mikhail Nadeuzdin, 11 climbers were taken to a hospital in the city of Nalchik. Three survivors refused help at the hospital.
Five people can’t be saved
Climbers informed the Ministry of Emergencies of their trek and itinerary in advance, facilitating the rescue.
To date, the nationalities of the participants in the expedition have not been determined.
Elbrus is the highest peak in the Caucasus with a height of 5642 m above sea level, located in Russia, in Kabardino-Balkaria, near the border with Georgia. It is the highest mountain in Russia. Depending on the interpretation of the boundary between Europe and Asia, Elbrus may be included in the Earth’s crown as the highest peak in Europe.
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