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Seven Summit Challenge Taken to a New Level

The seven summits challenge has enticed climbers since Dick Bass was the first to complete it in 1985. Climbing the seven tallest mountains on each of the seven continents has been infamously named the seven summits challenge. Now, three people are planning on taking that challenge to the next level.

Pierre Carter, Marianne Schwankhart and Peter Friedmann plan to not only summit all of the seven summits but also hang glide down from the summits. The trio plans to raise funds for both The Trust and The Smile Foundation while on the expeditions.

As they climb, summit and hang glide down during the expeditions their actions will be photographed and filmed for future documentaries.

Check back for future posts about their summits and flights down!

Amazon's #1 Reviewer Gives Murder on Elbrus 5 Stars

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The amount of praising reviews of Murder on Elbrus continues to rise only a few short weeks after being released. Murder on Elbrus was recently reviewed by Harriet Klausner, the #1 ranked reviewer on Amazon.Com who has posted over 21,000 reviews.

According to the celebrated reviewer and author of The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews, Klausner calls Murder on Elburs a terrific tale. Klausner compliments Murder on Elbrus on its ability to not only entertain but enlighten readers on the geographic and political standings of the area surrounding Mount Elbrus.

"Readers obtain a sense of elevated geography for instance how one reaches the summit of Elbrus inside a whodunit with espionage and international geopolitical issues enhancing the thriller," Klausner says in her blog. "Scott is at his best rushing across vividly described war ravaged Chechnya as he has not fully recovered form the ordeal at the top of the world, but now needs to extract himself from a new dangerous situat…

How To Climb Mount Elbrus

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Ever wonder what it would take to be one of the great mountaineers? What it would take to be like Kenton Cool, Edmund Hillary or even Scott Devlon? To find out the drama and suspense Scott Devlon experienced in his latest adventure on Mount Elbrus read Murder on Elbrus.

Below is day to day itinerary of what it would take to summit Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe, from the traditional route. Every expedition can produce different results, due to weather, experience and skill. Mount Elbrus is known as the most deadly mountain and on average 30 climbers a year never leave the mountainside.

Day one begins with a 2 hour flight from Moscow to Mineralnye Vody, which is the gateway to the Caucasus. From Mineralnye Vody there is a 4 hour bus ride through small towns and villages in the Baksan Valley and ends at a hotel for the night.

Day two begins with a trip to Cheget Glade, the social center of the valley. In order to help climbers acclimate, they can travel from Cheget Glad…

Murder on Elbrus Receives Positive Reviews

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Connie's Review Blog is the latest blog to review Murder on Elbrus and reviewed it in an incredible light.

According to Connie, the author of Connie's Review Blog, "Murder on Elbrus is an exciting, fast-paced murder mystery and exposes the fear of ethnic groups and the greed of others for power and control."

Connie loves the intrigue of a good mystery and is an avid reader of murder mystery novels.

Want to decide for yourself? Get a copy of Murder on Elbrus for yourself at Amazon.Com.

Click here to read Connie's entire review of Murder on Elbrus.

Cool and Norris Setting Records for Mountaineers

In March, I announced Kenton Cool's plan to summit Mount Everest for an eighth time and he did it.

Cool, a 36-year-old British climber, accomplished the incredible task of reaching the summit of Mount Everest an eighth time in May. This broke the previous record of summitting seven times, a record he set in 2009. Also on Cool's most recent Everest summit was Bonita Norris. At 22, Norris is now the youngest British woman to summit Everest.

Cool and Norris summitted Mount Everest on May 17th, making leaps and bounds for in the climbing world.