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Climbing Europe's highest mountain - Mt Elbrus


Mt Elbrus- standing at 5,642m (18,510ft) is located in the Caucasus mountain range- situated between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea stretching for about 1000kms. The twins’ will be testing the traditional clothing and equipment used by mountaineers around 100 years ago and comparing it against today’s modern mountaineering equivalent. Starting from the north near (Kislovodsk) the route will traverse up to and summit the west peak, dropping to the south side eventually ending at the small settlement of Terskol. King’s College London’s, Department of Twin Research and GlaxoSmithKline’s, Human Performance Lab will be conducting research on them to better understand the effects of high altitude on the human body to advance medical knowledge.