This morning at the Elborus rescue service two Polish tourists werereported missing while mounting the peak. As the Southern Regional Centerof the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry reported toRosBusinessConsulting, both mountaineers arrived in the Caucasus withoutprior notification of authorities and started ascending the mountainwithout getting a permit. Having reached the Bashi mountain, themountaineers were stranded amid bad weather conditions: fog wrapped themountain, a strong wind arose and it began snowing. The tourists decided tocome back, but lost each other in a snow storm. One of them managed toreach the base and told the rescuers what had happened. His peer iscurrently being searched for. .