Mt. Elbrus Russia
Mount ELBRUS Ascend's Dates:
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!
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:
Winter Elbrus climbing trip costs not include:
Our mountaineering expedition preparation skills clinic curriculum:
Gear / clothes list:
- Winter trekking waterproof insulated boots. Large treaded sole, ankle support, steel cup toe. 1 or 1.5 size up (you need space for socks)
- Thermo socks (3-4 pairs).
- Thick wool socks (for the camp)
- Waterproof down mittens.
- Layer mittens. 3-4 pairs
- Windproof beanie.
- Wool buff
- Jacket/pants. Waterproof/windproof. (Can be snowboarding/skiing)
- Down parka/down pants. (for the camp)
- Middle grade base layer. Top/leggings.
- Polartec fleece zipper hoodie/pants.
- Personal meds
- Sunscreen 50+
- Lips sunscreen 50+
- Head lamp
- Sleeping pad
- Sleeping bag (-20 C minimum)
- Vacuum food jar
- Knife, fork, spoon. Mug. Bowl.
- Backpack 75-100 L
- Trekking or ski poles
- Crampons (optional)
Before you pay non- refundable deposit of $500:
A credit card convenience fee of 3 % will be added .
We will liaise with you in depth regarding the expedition you have joined upon receipt of your booking form.
2601 S.Minesota Ave, Ste 105-268
Sioux Falls, SD 57105