On 17th September, the exhibition "Elbrus chronicles" dedicated to our university's students recent ascent to the highest peak of Russia and Europe – Elbrus, was opened in the first floor hall of the main building of the university.
The display includes picturesque photographs by an expedition member Dmitry Chernov. They show mountain scenes and things indispensable for mountain climbing such as corbal hammers, crampons and goggles.
The most unusual item of the exhibition was a coconut which illustrated a dream of one of the mountaineers Nikolai Sereda: 'I wanted to drink coconut milk on the summit of Elbrus. This time I couldn't reach the peak, but I will have another try'.
The expedition members were present at the opening ceremony: a postgraduate student of the Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology of Voronezh State University Nikolay Sereda, the chairperson of the Voronezh region student's teams, a master's student of the Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology of Voronezh State University Yaroslav Zubastchenko, a member of the tourist club 'Belaya Gora', a student of the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics Vladimir Katyurin, and a student of the Faculty of Physics Andrei Korolyev. They talked about their impressions of the splendid Caucasus and the summit they had reached. They also told interesting stories about their expedition and shared their future plans.
'On the one hand, it was a very interesting and exciting adventure. On the other hand it was not an easy ascent. I don't think any of us had expected it to become a week of hardships for every member of the expedition. Despite all difficulties, we returned home full of emotions and energy and determination to reach the goals we have set,' said Nikolay Sereda.
The mountain climbers noticed that friendship is very important for such difficult expeditions.