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Mountain Climbing in Russia: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You

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Go beyond the beaten track on your mountain climbing adventure.

Sitting at the junction between east and west, Russia is home to some spectacular mountains. Whether it’s the Altai Mountains in the south, the Ural Mountain Range that runs down from the north of the country or the Caucasus mountains that wind through the south, there are many great places to do some mountain climbing. 

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Russia

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Russia?

Mount Elbrus is the ultimate Russian mountain climb. At 5,642 meters, it’s the highest mountain in Europe. Climbing this mountain is an immense physical challenge. The south side route is the most popular but there are more routes to choose from which will alter the difficulty. Another great mountain to climb is Mount Belukha which sits at 4,506 meters and can be found in the Altai Mountain range. This is actually a  UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mount Kazbek in the Caucasus sits at 5,033 meters and is another awesome option, it’s not technically that difficult but it will definitely test your endurance. 

Why should I choose Russia for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Mount Elbrus

This is the ultimate Russian climb. Considered the highest peak in Europe, climbing Elbrus is no easy feat. It can be made even more difficult depending on which route you choose. The sense of satisfaction you get in the end though will make it all worth it.

Wide range of choices

With a number of different mountain ranges to choose from, you really are spoiled for choice. There are also different climbs to suit different levels, whether you’re looking for a straight up climb or a more technical mountaineering experience, you'll be able to find the climb for you.

**Russian food and culture **

When you’re not scaling mountains, you’ll be able to enjoy the local cuisine and culture. Enjoy some hearty mountain food and sample the local vodka. Another must-do is relaxing at a local Banya which is a Russian steam sauna and a centuries-old tradition.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Russia?

Russian

What currency is accepted in Russia?

Russian ruble

How can I get to Russia?

Fly to Moscow, then take internal flights to the closest city to the peak of your choice

What’s the country code of Russia?

+7

What can I expect from the weather in Russia?

Winters are cold with average temperatures around -8 degrees celsius, the summers are mild with temperatures around 19 degrees celsius. The weather is much colder in the mountains.

What’s the high season for Mountain Climbing in Russia?

June through September are the best months of mountain climbing

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Russia

Umesh

5.00

Excellent trip well planned with superb guides Have already recommended to friends who want to climb Elbrus

Matt

5.00

I climbed with Anton and Maksim; both really great guys. The trip was fully private with just myself climbing. This was a very fast trip beginning in Terskol; not the huts/barrels. Maksim and I climbed up the barrels from Terskol where we met Anton. Anton and I rested about 6 hours until midnight then made a single push to the summit and back down to barrels. The entire round trip was about 23 hours. The weather was cold, snowing/sleet, lots of wind and little to no visibility. We made good time in challenging conditions. Planning and coordination of the trip was smooth and easy. Great job and great company all the way around. Thanks!

Umesh

5.00

Excellent trip well planned with superb guides Have already recommended to friends who want to climb Elbrus

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