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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!

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10 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug




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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal insurance

Price details

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


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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Mountain Guide

**Mountain Guide – Ski Guide · High Mountain Superior Sport Technician (Técnico Deportivo Superior en Alta Montaña) and Ski Mountaineering Superior Sport Technician (Técnico Deportivo Superior en Esquí de 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 North and South America, Caucasus and Central Asia, he has traveled many mountains, especially on his skis, since he is a fan of this sport in all disciplines. Mariano also enjoys classic climbing and mountaineering.

He has Mountain Guide and Ski Mountaineering Guide certifications from the AAGGM.

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


Russian | Italian | French | English



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What people are saying about Mariano



This was such a great day. I'm so glad I booked through Mariano's company!



Nice guide - great professional. Nice day-trip. Recommended!



Was great!



Fantastic winter ascent of Mulhacen together with guide Mariano Frutos in mid-January. Very warm and sunny day and extremely icy on the top but fantastic views all the way to the Moroccan Rif mountains. Few people on the mountain and a lot of Iberian mountain goats. Mariano was excellent and Pablo at Explore-Share made the logistics easy and straightforward as always.

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