We’ll pick you up from Mineralny Vody and take you to Terskol to get settled into your hotel. We’ll also need to go to the local authority to get your permits for the ascent. After that, you’ll be able to rest for the evening.
On day two, we’ll acclimatize. This means heading to an observatory close to Terskol. That night, we’ll sleep in an alpine camp at 3380 metres.
We’ll return to Terskol in the morning. We’ll spend the day resting and preparing for the coming days.
We’ll take you from Terskol to Azau, where we’ll begin our ascent to Mir station via a gondola lift. We’ll then trek from 3500m to 3800 metres, where we’ll find our base camp, Garabashi. We’ll set up camp and spend the night there.
On day five, we’ll continue with our acclimatization as we ascend to the “Diesel hut” at 4157 metres. We’ll take a short break there before continuing to the Pastukhov’s rocks peak. We’ll then return to camp Garabashi and rest for the night.
On day six, we’ll return to the Diesel hut and set up camp for the night.
Day seven is the big day! The day we make it to the Elbrus’ western summit at 5642m. We’ll return to the Diesel hut tired but accomplished, ready for a good night sleep.
We’ll head closer to home on day eight as we depart from the hut towards Mir station, before staying the night in a hotel in Terskol.
We’ll spend this day resting and relaxing in Terskol. Or, in the case of bad weather on previous days, we may need this day to reach the summit.
We’ll take you to Pyatigorsk, where you’ll be able to do a city tour. From there, we’ll take you to Mineralny vody for the end of the trip.
You'll need to bring the following: </br>
-Climbing backpack (up to 30l max)</br>
-Sleeping bag (-10 Celsius in comfort zone)</br>
-Carabineers (1 HMS, 2 regular)</br>
-Polar of woolen cap</br>
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