Hello to all readers of this community. I am Aslan, 33, live in Nalchik (capital of Kabardino-Balkaria). Below I’ll tell you how I spent 6th March, 2012 in the vicinity of the mount Elbrus with friends. It was the first day in the mountains where I hadn’t been for 7 years.
Time when I woke up
Washed, brushed teeth and took a self-shot.
My modest breakfast
In half an hour I left home
We took Maryana from Baksan (capital of vodka making industry of the North Caucasus) and drove further.
Views on the way
Probably the most successful shot of that day
Soon we were at Tyrnyauz
The city where in Soviet time they extracted tungsten and molybdenum for the needs of space field met us with semi-destroyed hangars.
And panel houses
And old bright posters
In this boarding house we spent the following two days of our rest.
“Here Vladimir Vysotsky (Russian famous singer) wrote his popular songs about the mountains”.
Museum named after V. Vysotsky
Funny calendar for skiers, snowboarders etc.
Soviet furniture but rather clean
The internet connection was good
The room was not expensive + 3 meals a day – not bad for an unpretentious tourist.
Time 3-01 pm
We left our things in the room and went downstairs to the hall
Souvenirs for tourists
Original clock with the logo of the main Russian TV channel
Unusual map of the territory
Dining hall, upper floor is for VIP
We were brought tea to warm and think what to do further
Dream of tea lovers
“Mountains are calling”
Maryana made up a wise decision to have a nap before climbing the mountains. Me and Alex began roaming about and looking for signs that would give us a hint what to do next. And we found one.
Transport of the boarding house took tourists to any field: Cheget or Azau for free. We chose Cheget.
The weather was not nice
We were late so we couldn’t use cableway – it stopped working at 4 pm.
Cheget is a field 100 x 100 m, it has about 10-15 hotels.
Weird title: “Captain Drink”
Count the number of hotels yourself
Nice wooden trimming over the plastic
The biggest hotel in Cheget. In Soviet times it was the only one on this field…
Hall of the hotel
Old stained-glass wondows
Vintage dining hall
Skiers and freeriders are making a little ski jump from snow.
This skier ran into me, for the first time I thought about life insurance… )
Found one more cableway, seemed it didn’t work.
Having seen enough of jumpers and got cold we decided to return
The sign must be older than me…
Our supper: beet salad, meatballs in sauce, bread, fruits, mineral water, tea/coffe/coffee with milk
We came back and woke up Maryana, she wanted to kill us in Mafia game, but didn’t find enough players among guests, so we survived.
Anyway she won us many times in other games
We lost a great deal of times and went to bed. The next day promised us Azau field and climbing the Elbrus.
What are you waiting for? Make photos of your day and send them in!