Question Mt Elbrus


Mt Elbrus Climb – Europe’s Highest Mountain

The Turner Twins tested the traditional clothing and equipment used by mountaineers 100 years ago by climbing Mt Elbrus 5,642m (18,510ft).

Comparing it against today’s modern mountaineering equivalent, the Turner Twins started from the more remote north side traversing the higher west peak, eventually reaching the small settlement of Terskol to the south. King’s College London’s, Department of Twin Research and GlaxoSmithKline’s, Human Performance Lab conducted research to better understand the effects of high altitude on the human body and the performance of different clothing systems.