Elbrus Race 2013 Weather on the Way

We’ll be arriving in Moscow on September 15, 2013. From there we fly to Mineralnye Vody where we will be picked up at the airport and taken to our hotel just outside Cheget, just down the road from Azau, where the tram and gondola go to the Barrels Huts on Elbrus. I checked the weather along the way for Moscow, Mineralnye Vody (just say Mineral Vody) and Cheget for Sunday, so I can plan my travel wardrobe.

Weather for Moscow on September 15 2013 on the way to Elbrus Race 2013
Weather for Moscow on September 15 2013 on the way to Elbrus Race 2013
Weather for Mineralnye Vody on September 15 2013 on the way to Elbrus Race 2013
Weather for Mineralnye Vody on September 15 2013 on the way to Elbrus Race 2013
Weather for Cheget on September 15 2013 on the way to Elbrus Race 2013
Weather for Cheget on September 15 2013 on the way to Elbrus Race 2013

The site I normally go to for a mountain-top forecast “Mountain-Forecast.com” only goes out six days now (you could sometimes get a 9-day) so it’s not terribly helpful, but here are the links, if you’re curious:

Mountain Forecast for Elbrus

Elbrus Summit: [FORECAST]
Elbrus Barrels: [FORECAST]
Elbrus Base: [FORECAST]

Screenshots of current forecast through September 11 2013

Elbrus Summit Forecast through September 11 2013 (leading up to Elbrus Race 2013)
Elbrus Summit Forecast through September 11 2013 (leading up to Elbrus Race 2013)
Elbrus Barrels Forecast through September 11 2013 (leading up to Elbrus Race 2013)
Elbrus Barrels Forecast through September 11 2013 (leading up to Elbrus Race 2013)
Elbrus Valley Forecast through September 11 2013 (leading up to Elbrus Race 2013)
Elbrus Valley Forecast through September 11 2013 (leading up to Elbrus Race 2013)

I’ll be watching the weather carefully, especially for the summit. Doing this race with 80 MPH + winds will not be a lot of fun. Normally “running” up a mountain like this you dress as lightly as possible. Trail running shoes, softshell tights, softshell hoodies. This could be interesting…

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