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10-day expedition to Mount Elbrus (5642 meters)

Dare come with Mariano, a certified mountain guide, ski instructor and UIMLA mountain leader, on this 10-day expedition to Mount Elbrus (5642 meters) in the Russian Federation!

Mountain RangeCaucasus
Duration10 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Come with me on this 10-day expedition to Mount Elbrus (5642 meters) and climb the highest peak in Europe!

This 10-day program offers the possibility of ascending one of the Seven Summits. Located in the Caucasus mountains, near the border with Georgia, Mount Elbrus is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.

The route I have chosen is quite easy, and it will be a great opportunity for climbers to learn more about acclimatization techniques, which will be essential for those who wish to climb higher mountains in the future. We will be climbing Elbrus along with Ivan, a local IFMGA-certified guide, who knows this mountain like the back of his hand.

Take into account, however, that Mount Elbrus should not be underestimated at all. Uncertain weather conditions make the company of a guide essential.

I will be happy to safely guide you during the entire ascent and make sure you have an experience of a lifetime. Keep in mind that this famous mountain can be climbed and descended on foot or or on skis.

If you want to join me on this guided 10-day expedition, request to book this trip!

If you are looking for a less challenging mountaineering trip, you can also join me on this mountaineering course in Sierra Nevada.


Mountain huts Hotel

Meeting point

Option 1: Madrid-Barajas Airport Option 2: Sheremetyevo-Moscow Airport




Day 1: Madrid - Moscow

Flight Madrid – Moscow (evening)

Day 2: Moscow - Mineralynye Body - Baksán Valley

Flight Moscow – Mineralynye Body
• Transfer to the Baksán Valley
• Night in hotel

Day 3: Elbrus observatory (3150 meters)

Ascent to the Elbrus observatory (3.150 mts)
• Night in hotel

Day 4: Barrels mountain hut - Priyut 11 (4,050 meters)

Ascent to Barrels mountain hut
• Walk to Priyut 11 (4,050 m)
• Night in Barrels mountain hut

Day 5: Pashtukhova - Barrels mountain hut

Climb up to Pashtukhova or something higher (4,650-4800 mts)
• Night in Barrels mountain hut

Day 6: Peak or rest day

• Peak or rest day.
• Night in Barrels mountain hut

Day 7: Rest day

• We will rest and prepare for our summit attack!

• Night in Barrels mountain hut.

Day 8: Rest day

• We will rest and prepare for our summit attack!

• Night in Barrels mountain hut.

Day 9: Baksan Valley

  • Descent to the Baksan Valley
  • Night in hotel

Day 10: Last day!!!

• Transfer to Min. Body
• Return flights

About the guide

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High Mountain Sports Technician (Técnico Deportivo en Alta Montaña) from Spain.

He has more than 20 years doing mountain and skiing. From his early walks in La Pedriza to tens of alpine “four thousanders” summits ascended, to expeditions in South America, Caucasus and Central Asia, has traveled many mountains, especially on his skis, since it is a fan of this sport in all disciplines. Also enjoy the classic climbing and mountaineering.

Born competitor, started in mountain biking, went through the skijoring (in which discipline was Champion of Spain), skiing, mountain duathlon, mountain running and finally cross-country skiing and ski-mountaineering, where several successes also treasures.

He's a great teacher and teaches with the same passion which live the mountain. He speaks spanish, english, italian, french (basic) and russian (basic).

For booking assistance

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1702 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Luggage transfer during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Personal Insurance

Price details

• Accommodation in mountain huts is $30 EUR per night approx.

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