RLB's Russell Brooks scales new heights

November 9, 2017.

RLB's Russell Brooks scales new heights

Russell Brooks, a senior project manager at RLB, took part in an expedition over the summer to climb Mount Elbrus in southern Russia. As the highest mountain in Europe, Elbrus is one of the world’s fabled “Seven Summits”.

Russell, who was supported by RLB, was part of a team of five industry colleagues (Including Paragon BC and JLL) who took part in the challenge organised and led by Adventure in Architecture. Not only did they become the first property team to reach the summit of Mount Elbrus, they also raised £4,000 for the property industry charity, LandAid.

Talking about the expedition, Russell said: “The whole experience was amazing. Reaching the summit was a fantastic sense of achievement and you certainly learn a bit about yourself along the way. We completed the challenge in eight days, during which time I lost a stone and a half in weight. I’ve taken part in some climbing before but this trip provided a great opportunity to combine a passion with my career.”

You can see more on how the adventure unfolded in this short film

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With a network that covers the globe and a heritage spanning over two centuries, Rider Levett Bucknall is a leading independent organisation in cost management and quantity surveying, project management and advisory services.

Our achievements are renowned: from the early days of pioneering quantity surveying, to landmark projects such as the Sydney Opera House, HSBC Headquarters Building in Hong Kong, the 2012 London Olympic Games and CityCenter in Las Vegas.

We continue this successful legacy with our dedication to the value, quality and sustainability of the built environment. Our innovative thinking, global reach, and flawless execution push the boundaries. Taking ambitious projects from an idea to reality.