TwoNav is echoing the prowess and wants to congratulate the team members of the “Elbrus Project” -José Manuel Bonmatí Alonso, Isabel Vicente López, Sergio Nicolás Fernández, José Carlos Igeño Cano and Jaime Antón-, for crowning the summit of the Elbrus -the highest mountain of Europe- at 5.642m of altitude.
Our TwoNav Aventura crowned the summit at 5.642m, withstanding wind speeds of 100 km/h and temperatures as low as -20ºC.
This is how the team members describe the difficulties they faced: “…up to 4.300m everything went fine, but from there on, the wind started picking up and there were sudden changes in the temperature. The climb of the Elbrus was becoming increasingly complicated. At about 4.800m, the slope was becoming steeper and the ascent was increasingly difficult. In fact, at this point, we timidly considered abandoning the project, but the group was very motivated and continued this hard adventure. There were moments that the wind speed reached 80 km/h and the wind chill temperature dropped to -20ºC. The ascent was not easy during the final segment, because Isabel Vicente was suffering hypothermia… and José Carlos began to feel the symptoms of frozen tows and fingers. After talking to one of the guides, he decided to turn around and return to the base camp of Los Barrels. The remaining four team members continued the climb through the wind until crowning the summit of the Elbrus.”
“… I only wanted to thank you because my TwoNav Aventura worked perfectly even under these complicated meteorological circumstances, with winds up to 100 km/h and very low temperatures with wind chill sensation as low as -20ªC”, explains Sergio Nicolás (in the picture).
LETTER TO TwoNav, by Sergio Nicolás
This is what one of the team members, Sergio Nicolás, wrote to us after returning from the ascent of the Elbrus:
“Hello my friends from CompeGPS, I am a user of you TwoNav Aventura for many years now. My name is Sergio Nicolás Fernández and I come from Sabadell (Barcelona).
A week ago, we made an expedition to Russia, to climb Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain of the European continent. I only wanted to thank you because my TwoNav Aventura worked perfectly even under these complicated meteorological circumstances, with winds up to 100 km/h and very low temperatures with wind chill sensation as low as -20ªC. The device hasn’t failed us in any moment, and even though we had Russian guides climbing with us, having the TwoNav was a great help for me. I send you a news clip from the Elche newspaper, which reported our adventure. I also send you a picture showing the conditions under which it had to work. I give you permission to publish the picture -I am on it- or to do whatever you think is best. Thank you very much and my congratulations for your products.”
Finally, the expedition has been a success, and we are proud of the five of them and happy to know our TwoNav Aventura has yet again crowned an important summit.