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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.

Mountain RangeCaucasus
Duration8 days
Offer periodApr, May
Type of tripNot specified

Description

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!

Meeting point

Moscow

Accommodation

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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Itinerary

Day 1: Moscow-Mineralny Vody-Tereskol

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

Day 2: Acclimatization tour in Tereskol

Day 3: Ski tour to the Soldatsy Pass

Day 4: Ascent with lift to 3750 m-Climb to Prijut Hut (4100 m)

Day 5: Acclimatization tour to Pastucov Rocks (4700m). Night at cottage

Day 6: Climb to the summit of Mount Elbrus (5642 m). Eventually, ratrak to Pastuchov rocks

Day 7: Extra day- Elbrus-Visit hot springs

Day 8: Return to Mineralny Vody-Moscow


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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2011 each

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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

Price details

• 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.


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