Join Konstantin, an aspirant guide, on this 9-day Elbrus North Face ski mountaineering expedition. Climb the highest mountain in Europe and enjoy an unforgettable descent!
This 9-day Elbrus (North Face) ski mountaineering expedition will take you up to the highest peak in Europe!
Mount Elbrus (5642 m) is 800m higher than Mont Blanc (4810 m) and it is located in the Caucasus. This mountain range is traditionally accepted as Europe’s Eastern border with Asia. This makes the Elbrus one of the Seven Summits (the highest peak in each continent) and a popular goal among climbers.
Although there are many routes to climb Elbrus, this program will take you via its North Face, which is the most challenging as there is no infrastructure. It’s the wildest way to climb it and the descent is just as unforgettable!
Despite its great attitude which makes proper acclimatization a requirement, it’s technically much easier to climb Elbrus than to climb Mont Blanc. We’ll stay at mountain huts at 2500 m and 3800 m.
Finally, let me remind you that climbing in this corner of the world includes getting to know a different culture. So you’ll have time, at the end of the trip, to visit Piatigorsk, a north Caucasus traditional city.
Please contact me if you wish to experience this 9-day Elbrus North Face ski mountaineering expedition. You’ll be able to tick this wonderful mountain off your list!
Arrival Mineralnie Vody. 30 km drive to the hotel in Piatigorsk.
100 km drive to Hathansu meadow (2500 m). The transfer will leave us as close as snow condition allows (it may be happen that we’ll have to walk 4 to 6).
Acclimatization climb to the North Hut (3760 m).
Climb to the North Hut (3760 m). setting of the the hut.
Acclimatization climb along Mt. Elbrus slopes. Night in the hut.
Climb to Mt. Elbrus summit 5642m. Night in the hut.
Extra day in case of bad weather.
Descent to Hathansu meadow 2500m. 100 km transfer to Piatigorsk hotel. Piatigorsk visits.
Transfer toMineralnie Vody airport.
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.
Group of 1
|EUR 945 each|
Want a different number of travellers?
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The price is to join a group. This program includes 1 guide during the program and 1 more guide at summit day. Porter service is available at the place. But this is an optional service. This year they take 200-250 Rub per 1kg from base camp at 2500m to High Camp at 3750m. Renting equipment is possible in Pyatigorsk. Set of harness, ice axe and crampons will cost about 50 euro per person per week.