Excellent, my new backpack arrrived today. It will be of good use on Elbrus and later climbs. This model is about 1,2 kg heavier then my Deuter guide 45+ but also a lot bigger well you can't have it all. I shall have to train a bit more to compensate the extra weight and so i did today.
With the happy thought of my new backpack I went to the gym for a good workout: shoulders, abdominals, back, legs. And oh yes, I feel it now, the muscle ache starts but it's all worth it.
On Eversest south side 4 more summits. They gambled and succeeded. All the others will have to wait out the bad weather. Northside still othing as the route is not yet completely fixed to the top.