CLIMBING MT. ELBRUS

Climbing Mt. Elbrus is an exciting challenge in the Caucasus mountain region of Russia. When climbing above 5,000m/ 16,400ft. we believe you need additional acclimatization to be safe, successful and prepared for the challenges of climbing big mountains. CLICK HERE for our quality Elbrus Itinerary.
Heading over the Irikchat pass 14_Irik_pass

CLIMBING MT. ELBRUS

1). Do I cook all my food on the Elbrus climb? No. For the whole trip normal restaurant food is provided while you are in the valley. But when outdoors they use field packages – it consists of snack and instant food like cereals, mashed potato and noodles – water is all that is needed to be added. So no cooking on the route is necessary. The guides are responsible for the food distribution and boiling the water.

CLIMBING MT. ELBRUS

2). Do I carry all my own gear? Yes. No porter service is possible on the standard variant of the program. We will transport your duffel bag and gear while on the acclimatization part of the trip. You will just have to carry your back pack. Vehicles will move your duffel bag and kit from camp to camp. On Elbrus itself we use the cable car lifts and gear if ferried to the refuge – starting point of the climb. From there you are carrying the essential gear needed for your summit attempt.

CLIMBING MT. ELBRUS

3). What mountaineering boots do you recommend? Good four season mountaineering boots. No plastic. I use La Sportiva G2 SM and absolutely happy with them for Elbrus and more technical climbs below the 6,000m CLICK HERE for further information.

CLIMBING MT. ELBRUS

4). On arrival in Min Vody who meets me? A representative of our company meets the group in the airport and helps you get sorted and moving toward the first nights camping location. As we have people coming from around the world it is really important to arrive early in the day so everyone can get moving at the same time.

CLIMBING MT. ELBRUS 

5). Is all food covered in hotels, camping etc….? Yes, food and snacks are included in the program. Only extra food is excluded and alcohol. All food preferences should be previously discussed.

CLIMBING MT. ELBRUS 

6). How many guides to clients? The maximum group capacity is 12 clients, two/three guides will work with the group.

CLIMBING MT. ELBRUS

7). What if someone has to turn around? People can only turn around with a guide. So on the Elbrus section of the climb. We have the acclimatization in place but you need to come physically prepared for this strenuous climb. Once you come prepared as you should for a big mountain there should be no need to turn around. Obviously the weather is unpredictable.

CLIMBING MT. ELBRUS

8). what do I need for the trip? If you want to climb Elbrus you need the appropriate physical condition as it is a very strenuous trip. We will support you and give personal suggestions on the kind of physical preparation for the climb. We send you a kit list with suggested items to bring. This kit list is recommended based of years of experience on the mountain. Read some REVIEWS.

 

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