We’re in the middle of a busy season here in the Eastern Sierra. While trips continue to run in this beautiful mountain range we’re fortunate to call our back yard, we also have been preparing for our next international destinations. On August 5 SMI guides April Mayhew and Kurt Wedberg left LAX bound for other continents. April will be returning to Kilimanjaro to lead a climb and Game Viewing Safari. This is an absolute trip of a lifetime! A 7-day climb of one of the most famous mountains on our planet combined with a safari where it is possible to see some of the most legendary wildlife in the world!
Meanwhile Kurt is headed to Russia to guide a climb of Mt. Elbrus (18,510’/5641m) which is the highest mountain on the European continent. Due to local unrest in the area the Russian government cut off access to the area by tourists and climbers last year. Things have settled down there now and we’re very excited to be offering this climb once again!
We will do our best to log updates on our progress. If we don’t find good internet access you’ll hear from us upon our return!
This is great news that SMI will be posting trip journals from Mt. Elbrus and Mt. Kilimanjaro when Internet access is available. Everyone on the WZ anxiously awaits to watch your treks. Best of luck to both of you….April & Kurt.