Picking the right airline for your trekking adventure

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We know there are lot of options for people joining our treks and adventures around the world. You may be part of a mileage program like One World, Star Alliance or Sky Team. If you you will probably fly these airlines to get extra baggage, priority boarding and access to lounges. If you are just […]

Trekking boots you need for your Mount Elbrus trip

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Here are the trekking boots we recommend you consider for your Mount Elbrus trip with us. Obviously you will need quality Mountaineering Boots for your final ascent, but we spend 6 days trekking and acclimatizing around the North and Eastern sides of Mount Elbrus before we climb higher on the mountain. Check out our unique […]

What are the best months for climbing Mount Elbrus

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This is really simple. There are 4 good months for climbing Mount Elbrus. The busiest months will be July and August but they are also the best months.  You can climb Mount Elbrus in May. The best months are going to be June, July August and September. I personally prefer June, July and September but […]

What to bring up on the mountain for your Elbrus climb

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You have gone through our 6 day acclimatization program in preparation for climbing high on Mount Elbrus. Now you have to leave your duffel bag at the hotel and carry all items up on the mountain. You will need clothing and equipment that will need to last 3 maybe 4 days. You can leave items […]

Training advice for your ascent of Mount Elbrus

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So, you have climbed Kilimanjaro, completed a winter skills course in Scotland or in your home country and maybe done some minor treks at high altitude. You can looking to take that first step into mountaineering and you think Mount Elbrus is the way to go. Ticking off another one of the coveted seven summit […]

Top 10 Tips for Climbing Mount Elbrus

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Ian Taylor Trekking have run over 50 trips to Climb Mount Elbrus over the last 12 years.  After personally climbing Mount Everest to the top, Kilimanjaro 35+ times and Mount Elbrus 7 times and here are our measured and real Top Tips for Climbing Elbrus. We have 85% success rate to date and weather permitting […]

The most unique route to Climb Mount Elbrus

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Most people consider either climbing Mount Elbrus from the North or South. You can skin up and ski off the west side of Mount Elbrus if you like. In my opinion after climbing the mountain over 7 times you should get the best of both sides of the mountain. Do you love hiking, trekking and […]

The First Company to offer Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Treks

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Outside of Everest Expeditions we have the permit needed to offer you the chance to sleep at Everest Base Camp. We have successfully managed 11 sleeping at Everest Base Camp Treks per year for the last 5 years. We are a world leader in offering quality Everest Base Camp Treks. We limit this journey to […]

Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to support The Farrelly Program

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Ed Hagerty, ICCP Trustee and graduate from the Class of 1978, is embarking on a trek this July to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro—the tallest peak in Africa at 19,340 feet. He hopes that you will find inspiration in his journey by accepting his giving challenge which will match dollar for dollar up to $40,000 to fund […]

High on Mount Kilimanjaro

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I have been high on Kilimanjaro over 30 times now. When we can move above Barafu camp 4,673m/15,331 feet to Kosovo Camp 4,890m/16,043 feet we do. Starting from Kosovo camp gives you as easier hike to the summit and more time to sleep. The wind can be too high at Kosovo camp and do not […]