In June 2017 I traveled solo to the beautiful Caucasus region on the boarder of Russia and Georgia to attempt to summit Mount Elbrus, Europe's highest peak which sits at 5624m altitude. Unfortunately I was forced to turn back due to unfavourable weather conditions, something Elbrus is notorious for. In August 2018 I returned to the Caucasus for my second attempt at reaching the peak, again traveling solo. After a very short acclimatisation period of just 2 days, and with a very slim weather window, we made the summit on the 28th of August. For both of my Elbrus expeditions, I was very lucky to be guided by Vitaly Stegno, lead guide for Russian Mountain Holidays.