High altitude skyrunning and mountaineering on mt. Elbrus. X International Elbrus Race (2015)

Для русскоязычных читателей: В ЖЖ я решил писать на английском языке, так как для русского есть другие, тематические, ресурсы. Русскоязычный вариант этой статьи здесь: Веселый сентябрь на Эльбрусе. X International Elbrus Race (2015).

I am glad to present the article about my adventures on the Mount Elbrus that took place in autumn, 2015. The story will be interesting to wide range of people who love mountain adventure and sports. Here are story about skyrunning event “X International Elbrus Race”, a race from foot of mt. Elbrus to its west summit (alt. 5642 m), a little bit of mountaineering: solo ascent to Elbrus East summit by direct route; and, of course, photos.


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First article

Для русскоязычных читателей: В ЖЖ я решил писать на английском языке, так как для русского есть другие, тематические, ресурсы.

Hello to everyone! This is my first article in LJ so congratulate me :).

My name is Artem Khvostov, I am Russian and live in Moscow. I was born in Perm city located near to the Ural mountains and after school I moved to Moscow region to study Physics in Department of Aviation and Flight Engineering (DAFE) of the famous Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). Now, I am a scientist/engineer in the field of combustion, CFD and chemistry for aviation engines application. But this job is not the only thing that defines me, and even not the most valuable one. Besides science/programming/engineering, I am a sportsman since early childhood. In school, I went in for competition cross-country skiing, during the first years of study in MIPT I did almost nothing in sports, and after 3rd-4th year I returned, firstly to long-distance running, and a bit later i went to rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering, both technical and altitude variants. I have some other hobbies and interests like tourism, electronics engineering, especially FPGA programming, photography, etc.  When I find something interesting to tell you about what I made related to these fields and time to write about it, I will publish here in English. Or possibly not only in English. Enjoy!