Ski tour of Mt Elbrus in Russia

Climb to the top of Mt Elbrus, Europe's highest mountain, and then ski down the peak alongside local, IFMGA-certified guide Dominik.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

9 days

Mountain Range

Caucasus

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Hard

Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Mt Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia and Europe and one of the highest mountains in the world. It’s a dream just to climb this peak, but did you ever think about doing it on skis? I’d like to offer you an incredible opportunity to climb Elbrus with skis and experience a giant descent.

    Mt Elbrus (5642 m) is part of the Caucacus mountain range that divides Europe and Asia. As one of the “7 summits,” it is a dream destination for climbers. On this 9-day tour, we ski and climb other stunning peaks in the area to acclimatize, and then we take on our goal. 

    You must have ski touring experience and a strong physical condition to handle the 8-9 hour peak climb. There’s also the option to do some of the ascent assisted by a Snowcat at an extra cost. In order to get ready for the trek, we advise you complete other acclimatization tours and spend the night in other high alpine huts before you attempt Mt Elbrus.

    The Elbrus ski tour is a great mountain adventure that includes several acclimatization summit ascents and then an ascent of Europe’s highest peak. Throughout the trip, we’ll stay in nice heated hotels and huts up in the mountains. Finally, we’ll experience an incredible descent on skis that you’ll talk about for years to come.

    So if you think this trip sounds amazing, contact me to book now! I would love to have this adventure with you. 

     

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    18400 EUR

    Group of 2
    9200 EUR

    Group of 3
    6133 EUR

    Group of 4
    4600 EUR

    Group of 5
    3680 EUR

    Group of 6
    3067 EUR

    Group of 7
    2629 EUR

    Group of 8
    2300 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Visa fee
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Departure to Moscow
    • Day 2Arrival in Moscow

      Upon your arrival in Moscow we’ll travel to Mineralny Vody, a spa town in the northern Caucacus. We’ll take a 4 hour bus trip through the Baksantal to Terskol and arrive at the foot of Mt Elbrus (2200 m). We’ll spend the night at Hotel Chiran-Azau, near the valley station of the Elbrus cable car.

    • Day 3Chechen

      We’ll take the chair lift to 2700 m then ascend the Chechen summit (about 3400 m). There we’ll enjoy a beautiful mountain view of the Elbrus and entire Central Caucacus. Overnight at hotel.

    • Day 4Tiger of Rocks

      We’ll tour the summit of Tiger of Rocks (3450 m) to further our acclimatization.

    • Day 5Prijut Hut

      Now better adapted to the altitude, the cable car will take us to the “Mir” mountain station and then by chairlift to Botchkis heated apartments (3750). We’ll also make an ascent to Prijut Hut (4100 m). Night at Botchkis in your own sleeping bag.

    • Day 6Pastuchov

      We’ll make an ascent of Pastuchov Rock (4700 m) on our final day of acclimatization. Overnight in the Botchkis.

    • Day 7Mt Elbrus summit day

      We’ll ascend to the Elbrus saddle (5300 m) and further to the higher West Summit. Ascent time 8-9 hours, descent to Botchkis and overnight.

    • Day 8Day for bad weather

      Extra day allowed for bad weather, return to hotel in Azau.

    • Day 9Departure

      At noon 25 km transfer to Mineralny Vody and fly to final return destination via Moscow.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Extremely Fit

    Meeting point

    Moscow

    Accommodation

    Hotels and mountain huts

    More info

    Winter 2018 date coming soon!

     

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    What People are Saying

    • 2 reviews

     

    Wir hatten heute eine überragende Tour mit Dominik. Es war alles bestens. Menschlich und fachlich super!
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    Benjamin Dux
    Bester Partner in Sachen alpinen Bergsport. Von mir gibt\'s volle 5 Sterne für euren erstklassigen Service weltweit. Ich freue mich auf die bevorstehenden hike and fly Unternehmungen mit euch
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    Jo Hannes
     

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