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10-day Mount Kazbek (North Route) ski mountaineering expedition

Join Konstantin, an aspirant guide, on this 10-day Mount Kazbek (North Route) ski mountaineering expedition. Enjoy a real Russian mountain experience!

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

Description

This 10-day Mount Kazbek (North Route) ski mountaineering expedition is the perfect combination of hard climbing and fun skiing!

Mount Kazbek (5033 m) is a volcano located on the border between Georgia and Russia. It’s one of the highest peaks in the Caucasus and it can be climbed by the Russian north side or the Georgian south one.

I’ll pick you up in Vladikavkaz airport and drive 100 km to Tmenikau village. From here we’ll make a first easy hike to the Base Camp and the next days we’ll ascent to the following two camps. Then we’ll rest for a day to acclimatize our bodies and be strong for the summit attempt. I always leave an extra day in case of bad weather or any inconvenience in the way up.

An extra feature that you’ll love is that the Base Camp is near 2 natural hot springs with baths that you’ll be able to use to relax your body before and after the ascent!

So please contact me if you wish to experience this 10-day Mount Kazbek (North Route) ski mountaineering expedition. I promise it will be an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life. 

And if you want to check how to climb it from the south side, take a look of my 12-day Mount Dykh-Tau ascent.

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Accommodation

Hotel in Vladikavkaz, Tmenikau guest house and tent.

More info

- Price will depend on group size. - This programs could be good acclimatization experience to climb Mount Elbrus (5642 m). Please let me know if you're interested in a combine 15 days program.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer

Arrival to Vladikavkaz. 100 km transfer to Tmenikau village (1750 m).

Day 2: Hike to Base Camp

Hike to Base Camp (2300 m). 9 km and 550 m altitude gain.

Day 3: Climb to Camp 1

Climb to Camp 1 (3400 m). 6h/4 km and 1100 m altitude gain.

Day 4: Climb to Camp 2

Climb to Camp 2 (4150 m) and ascension to Polyakov peak (4270 m). 3.5h/2 km and 750m altitude gain.

Day 5: Rest day

Rest day or acclimatization hike to Mount Maili slopes.

Day 6: Summit Day

Ascent to Mount Kazbek (5033 m). 9h/5 km and 800 m altitude gain. Descent to Camp 2 (4150 m).

Day 7: Extra day

Extra day in case of bad weather conditions or others circumstances.

Day 8: Descent to Base Camp

Descent to Base Camp (2300 m). 6h/6 km and 1850 m altitude gain.

Day 9: Descent to Tmenikau village

Descent to Tmenikau village (1750 m). Transfer to Vladikavkaz Intourist hotel.

Day 10: Departure

Transfer to Vladikavkaz airport. Departure flight.


About the guide

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Originally I'm from Altai, a little-known Siberian mountain region. I grew up and developed as a sportsmen and guide in Altai and the Tian-Shan mountains. Since 2010, I live in St. Petersburg and work a lot in the Caucasus region.

Since 2011 I am learning in the Rus­si­an Moun­tain Guides As­so­ci­ation (RMGA), under auspices of the As­so­ci­ation of Ca­na­dian Moun­tain Guides (ACMG). In 2015 I passed the Ap­pren­tice Ski Guide exam.

My main work des­tin­a­tions are Russian and CIS mountain regions as Altai, Khibiny, Tian-Shan, Kamchatka and all Caucasus. I specialize in ski tour and climbing projects in uncommon mountain regions of Russia and CIS.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1026 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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