Mt. Elbrus Russia

Mount ELBRUS Ascend's Dates:

  • January 25 - February 1
  • February 1 - 8
  • February 8 - 15
  • February 15 - 22
  • February 22 -29
  • February 29 - March 7
  • March 7 - 14
  • March 14 - 21
  • March 21 - 28

PRICE 3 000$

Majestic and famous Elbrus, a symbol of greatness and beauty, and the subject of many poems and paintings!

Of the seven southern routes to be conquered on the way to the summit, even the easiest one will demand the climbers to be very prepared. Our winter climbers will have to be prepared mentally and physically to overcome the harsh, capricious weather and conquer the summit. This route is rated as very strenuous, but this is not a cause for concern. Armed with the proper clothes, gear, and winter survival techniques provided by our guides, we will be victorious.

See you at the top!

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Winter Elbrus itinerary:

Day 1: You arrive in Mineralnye Vodi (MRV) airport before 2 pm. Our company agent will pick you up and transfer to Terskol village of Baksan valley. Hotel accommodation. National Caucasus Cusine dinner. Group meeting with a guide.

Day 2: Active acclimation day. Ascend to an Observatory point. 3000m. We will see West ,East peaks of Elbrus. Dinner at the Camp. Equipment testing.

Day 3: Transfer to Azau village.2550m. Elbrus cable-way lifts us up to “Bochki” station 3800 m. Acclimation ascend to “Priut11” 4200. Back to Camp.

Day 4: Acclimation ascend to Pastuhovs Rocks 4800m. Ice,snow;rope; self-arrest skills clinic. 4 hours climb down to Camp. 

Day 5: Before Elbrus summit climb we have a resting day.

Day 6: 2 am we start ascending the West Elbrus summit. 10 hours long. 5642m. 1 pm luncn. Descending down to camp. 5 hours long.

Day 7: Reserved for a bad weather/ or back to hotel in Terskol village. Celebration dinner. Climbing Certificate issue. Free time.

Day 8: Transfer to Mineralnye Vodi. Goodbye day.

Winter Elbrus climbing trip costs include:

  • Interpreter. Guide.
  • Visa support.
  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel upon your arrival in Mineralnye Vodi.
  • Accommodation, transportation during the program itinerary.
  • Park entrance and hut fees
  • Group equipment
  • Food during the program( not a snacks)

Winter Elbrus climbing trip costs not include:

  • Any personal,wire transfer fees.
  • Russian visa fee.
  • Air travel expenses.
  • Food,drinks outside of climbing program.
  • Speciality drinks, bottled beverages.
  • Personal clothing,equipment.
  • Any type of insurance.
  • Any resque or early departure cost.
  • Any flight delay or cancelation cost,any baggage costs.
  • Personal climbing equipment.

Our mountaineering expedition preparation skills clinic curriculum:

  • Cramponing
  • Self-arrest
  • Glacier clinic
  • Crevasse resque
  • Team rope management
  • Rope skills
  • Snow camping
  • Gear evaluation
  • Belaying
  • Rappeling
  • Climbing knots
  • Ice, snow climbing technique
  • Proper breathing
  • Winter backpacking

Gear / clothes list:

  1. Winter trekking waterproof insulated boots. Large treaded sole, ankle support, steel cup toe. 1 or 1.5 size up (you need space for socks)
  2. Thermo socks (3-4 pairs).
  3. Thick wool socks (for the camp)
  4. Gaiters
  5. Waterproof down mittens.
  6. Layer mittens. 3-4 pairs
  7. Windproof beanie.
  8. Balaklava
  9. Wool buff
  10. Jacket/pants. Waterproof/windproof. (Can be snowboarding/skiing)
  11. Down parka/down pants. (for the camp)
  12. Middle grade base layer. Top/leggings.
  13. Polartec fleece zipper hoodie/pants.
  14. Personal meds
  15. Sunscreen 50+
  16. Lips sunscreen 50+
  17. Head lamp
  18. Sleeping pad
  19. Sleeping bag (-20 C minimum)
  20. Vacuum food jar
  21. Knife, fork, spoon. Mug. Bowl.
  22. Googles
  23. Backpack 75-100 L
  24. Trekking or ski poles
  25. Crampons (optional)

Before you pay non- refundable deposit of $500:

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We will liaise with you in depth regarding the expedition you have joined upon receipt of your booking form.

Our address:

2601 S.Minesota Ave, Ste 105-268
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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