Mount Elbrus 8-day ski touring trip, Caucasus

Travel to Russia and climb up to the summit of Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe, along Tobias, an IFMGA certified mountain guide.




Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Apr, May

Type of Trip

Not specified



    I invite you to live an unforgettable experience: a ski touring trip to the summit of Mount Elbrus (5642 m), in Russia. Join me in this exciting 8-day adventure and let’s climb the highest mountain in Europe!

    This non active volcano is located in the Caucasus mountain range, in southern Russia, near the border with Georgia. The difficulty of climbing the Elbrus is comparable to the climb of Mont Blanc.

    Also, the Elbrus is one of the Seven Summits. Technically, it’s not a difficult climb. Even though, it’s a high altitude climb and you need to be in good physical condition! Additionally, a russian mountain guide will be with us during the summit ascent.

    We will meet in Moscow, travel to Mineralny Vody and then to Tereskol, where our adventure will begin. Also, before the ascent to the Elbrus summit, we will have enough time to acclimatize ourselves. We will be able to enjoy various ski tours in the Caucausus main ridge. Besides, wonderful descents and spectacular views of the wild landscape of this region. 

    Also, on the north side of Jilissu, over the Balkbashi Pass, we will meet mainly Russian mountaineers. This area is becoming more and more popular due to its amazing scenery. In addition, the Elbrus can also be climbed from the East or West, with an ascent over higher rock ridges and walls by far more challenging.

    So contact me if you want to spend 8 unforgettable days! Dont’s hesitate to ask me any questions you may have about the tour. I will be happy to guide you to the summit of Mount Elbrus!

    I also offer another amazing program: a ski touring week to the Lyngen Alps, in Norway. Check it out!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    1950 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Transport during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
     This is the price to join a group. <br></br> The price also includes: • Trip organization • Return trip Moscow - Mineralny Vody (MRV) • Airport fees • Travel insurance • All transfers from Mineralny Vody • Cableway costs • Border permit • Registration with the police <br></br> You should also consider these costs: • Ski bag fare- Return flight: €100 approx. • Ratrak to Pastuchov rocks with 10-12 persons: € 40 approx. • Drinks: €40 approx.


    • Day 1Moscow-Mineralny Vody-Tereskol

      Flight Moscow- Mineralny Vody. We will take a bus to the Baksan Valley (4 hours). Overnight in Tereskol.

    • Day 2Acclimatization tour in Tereskol
    • Day 3Ski tour to the Soldatsy Pass
    • Day 4Ascent with lift to 3750 m-Climb to Prijut Hut (4100 m)
    • Day 5Acclimatization tour to Pastucov Rocks (4700m). Night at cottage
    • Day 6Climb to the summit of Mount Elbrus (5642 m). Eventually, ratrak to Pastuchov rocks
    • Day 7Extra day- Elbrus-Visit hot springs
    • Day 8Return to Mineralny Vody-Moscow

    Other details

    Meeting point



    Hotel in Tereskol-double room (4 nights)

    Mountain lodge (3 nights)

    Please note that, in general, huts in Russia do not meet the European standard

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    About the Guide


    I am a IFMGA certified mountain guide and I'm passionated about nature. I was born in 1977 and before entering in the mountain life, I worked as a teacher in Borg Lienz.

    I started training as a canyoning guide 15 years ago. Since 2009, I have also trained with canyoning leaders in Carinthia. Additionally, I have been on the road as a mountain and ski instructor. During the summers, I have guided a lot in Switzerland, where I took my guests to many mountains over 4000 meters high. My “motto” in the mountains and in life has always been the same: “Never stop exploring”

    I work now for Carnicoalpin where our main objective is leading and accompanying you on steep mountains and great ski slopes with a particular focus set on safety.

    For more information, please feel free to contact me. We can discuss about your wishes and the different options I offer. I will be really happy to be your guide and share a great moment with you!



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    What People are Saying about Tobias Freiberger


    Tobias was an absolutely fantastic guide for our adventure on the Matterhorn (his 85th ascent!), and could not recommend him more highly as a guide and person. We required a second guide for the actual matterhorn climb as there was two of us - instead of Tobias telling us to find someone, he fully arranged another guide that he knew and trusted for the trip up, which allowed us to focus solely on our climbing and training for the Matterhorn ascent. When a gear breakdown affected our training climb on the Breithorn half traverse, Tobias adapted the training and route to give us a bit more time and coaching with the skills needed to successfully summit the Horn. He kept expectations very realistic, and pushed us as positively and confidently as possible. As a result, we made great time to the Matterhorn summit and back. He was also in constant communication in the months leading up to the climb, and constantly provided helpful tips and advice. Even met us for a drink when we arrived in Zermatt to introduce ourselves and gain some familiarity before the climbing began! The climb was a trip of a lifetime, and would not have been possible without Tobias. I will be booking with him again for my next trip to climb in the alps.
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    Evan Foote
    Tobias is an amazing guide. He guided me for the Riffelhorn and a Hornli Ridge 2 day Matterhorn climb. He knew the route well and made sure we were safe the whole time. He also shifted the days because the weather was bad for the original booked days. Best guide in Zermatt, I will definitely try to book him for all future trips in this region.
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    Donald King
    The Matterhorn trip was absolutely awesome. Tobias is an EXCELLENT GUIDE. I would absolutely recommand him. Answered all my questions prior to my trip in Zermatt, gave me a lot of tricks and advice the day before and during the trip. He was very good with me and also very flexible for the ascent date. Also, I was very pleased with my experience with explore-share. It was easy, straight forward and perfect. The customer service was also real good. Was exactly (and even more!) what I needed!
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