A Belarusian died during the descent from Elbrus. 33-year-old businessman from Minsk Dmitry Rubin earlier this year went to conquer the top of Kabardino-Balkaria, along with two companions from the Crimea.
During the descent on January 12 he fell behind his comrades because of injury and was lost. It took rescuers five days to find him. And today, on Jan. 16, the body of the dead climber was found.
Kantemir Berov, spokesperson of the State Emergency Situations Ministry of Kabardino-Balkaria:
On Jan 16, at 10 o'clock in the morning, search and rescue operations resumed. At 12:40, on the southern slope of Mount Elbrus, at an altitude of 4,300 meters, we found the body of the tourist. It was later transferred to law enforcement authorities. The tourist from Minsk was registered as part of the group from the Crimea. And because of this the preliminary information was that it is a tourist from the Crimea. But now we know this is a citizen of Minsk born in 1982.
Dmitry Rubin conquered the summits not the first time. Last year he was in Nepal. In Minsk, he constantly visited climbing training sessions.