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Reach the top of Europe's highest peak and conquer the Caucasus!

Climb to the top of Mt. Elbrus (5,642m) and see the beautiful Prielbrusye National Park of southern Russia. This dormant volcano is the tenth most prominent mountain on Earth, making for a rewarding and all-around fulfilling ascent.

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Mount Elbrus

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Mount Elbrus?

Located in the Caucasus mountain range in southern Russia, Mt. Elbrus (5,642m) is the highest mountain in Europe. The area around it is one of the most beautiful in the Caucasus, featuring several other 5,000-meter mountains in the range. A multi-day expedition that usually involves acclimatization hikes throughout the region, climbing to the top of Elbrus is a serious challenge that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The south route is the most popular among climbers because it is both technically easier and has a better infrastructure. The north route requires more advanced mountaineering skills and is more remote, which may be a point of interest for intrepid mountain climbers.

Why should I choose Mount Elbrus for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

One of the Seven Summits!

In the world of mountain climbing, nothing can compare to reaching the highest mountain on each continent. The Elbrus is a great way to start that feat, because of its accommodating technical approach and infrastructure. Cultivate your passion for mountaineering's greatest achievement on a beautiful and exhilarating mountain!

Great Glaciers!

If you had your heart set on a challenging yet manageable mountain to climb, the more-than-20 glaciers should satisfy the daring mountaineer in you. Feeding the numerous rivers flowing throughout the Caucasus and the countryside, they present exciting obstacles for alpinists who want to test their mettle on crevasses and traverses.

Legendary Landscape!

In Greek mythology, Zeus chained Prometheus to Elbrus for stealing fire from the Gods. Since then, many adventurers have sought to take part in a legendary tale of strength and cunning.

What is the Weather Like

The weather on Mt. Elbrus is severe and known to change without notice. Because of the need for acclimatization, there is a chance of exposure to this adverse climate. Weather during the winter is cold and unaccommodating, reserving the season for only the most veteran of mountaineers.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Mount Elbrus region?

Russian

What currency is accepted around Mount Elbrus?

Russian ruble (RUB)

How to Get There

Mineralnye Vody has an airport to accommodate traffic to Elbrus. Roughly 200 kilometers away from the mountain area, and private transportation is the only surefire way to get there. Nalchik is about 120 kilometers away, and it does have a bus service to the foot of Elbrus.

What's the country code for the Mount Elbrus region?

+7

When is the best time to travel to Mount Elbrus for Mountain Climbing?

The best time to climb Mt. Elbrus is during the summer, from May to September. The ascent can be attempted outside of the peak season, though winter ascents should be reserved for expert mountaineers. Plan accordingly for your desired expedition.

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Mount 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

Umesh

5.00

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

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