Mt. Kazbeg. Land of the great Alans. Of the beaten pass.
The experience of climbing Mt. Kazbeg through the northern Russian route will not leave any climber indifferent, new or experienced. This is a true mountaineering expedition, the climbers can only reach the summit by foot, without any lifting assistance. This route has a technical difficulty category of 2A. We will practice vertical crampon assent over ice walls and steep ice terrain, March for 8 hours through the snow daily, with a 25 kg load on our shoulders, over rough winter terrain with snow above our knees.
Overcoming all of these challenges will be worth it, however. This mountain is so breathtaking that those who have experienced this adventure even once say that Kazbeg stays in their hearts forever. To help celebrate our victory over it, Kazbeg provides us with open-air hot springs that we will be soaking in during our descent. In addition, this route passes through the historic region of Ossetia-Alania, home to the descendants of the Great Alans.
See you at the top!
Winter Kazbeg itinerary:
Day 1: You arrive in Vladikavkaz (OGZ) Russia before 3 pm. We pick you up and transfer to Karmadon village. Meet you Guide and a group. Trekking to tent campsite 1. Overnight snow camp. 1800m
Day 2: Ascend to campsite 2. 6 hours long. 2700 m. Mountaineering skills clinic:self -arrest, rope skills, belaying technique( carabins, ascender usage) etc.Overnight snow camp.
Day 3: Ascending 800m up. Wall climbing clinic. Traversing up talus rock for 7 hours. At 3500 m setting a snow camp 3.
Day 4: Rope team traverse through technical terrain during 8 hours. At 4200m setting a snow camp 4.
Day 5: acclimation and resting day before ascend to Kazbeg summit. Ice,snow crampons skills clinic. Snow camp.
Day 6: At 4 am start ascending to 5034 m Kazbeg summit. For.7 hour traversing up in crampons.setting a snow camp.
Day 7: Descending down for 8 hours .at 2300m setting a snow camp next to natural hot spring pools. Setting a snow camp. Have fun soaking in hot pools.
Day 8: Trekking down to meet up our bus driver for transfer back to Vladikavkaz. Celebration dinner.
Day 9: Goodbye day.
Attention! During the time of Kazbeg Climb we camp only outdoor. This is a true snow, not heated camping. Please select only proper gear and apparel for this climb! We can rent out too.
Winter Kazbeg climbing tour price include:
Winter Kazbeg climbing tour price do 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.
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