For the second day of acclimatisation Rob and Gennadi had planned a hike to approx. 3000m. However, we soon discovered we couldn’t take the planned route or the backup plan, despite having all the necessary paperwork from the FSB, because the local military was on high terrorist alert!
We then drove a few miles further down the road to find another trail entrance, but again stopped by the military. As it was getting close to noon we decided to go back to the same place as yesterday for another light hike. Views of Mount Elbrus still looked amazing!