Ski touring in the Adyr-Su Valley and ascent to Mount Elbrus (10 days)
Ivan, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, takes you to an amazing 8-day ski touring in the top of Europe: Mount Elbrus at 5642 m.
Private and Group
Mar, Apr, May, Jun
This is a unique opportunity of skiing in Mount Elbrus (5642 m), also known as the top of Europe. An 8-day guided ski touring program in Cheget and Elbrus, that will allow you to prepare and maximize your chances to summit this renowned peak.
Mount Elbrus is in the Caucasus region in Russia, at the border with Georgia.
I'm a mountain guide from the Elbrus region. I will be glad to guide you around this place and help you organize the trip. Actually, this might be tough when you don't speak the local language.
Besides guiding on the mountain, I enjoy very much telling my friends and clients about this region, its mountains, culture and history. I consider them important details that will make your time here very special!
The best period to climb Mount Elbrus by ski is from March till April. It is still possible to ascent skiing in May and June, although we may not be able to ski down till the bottom of the mountain in this part of the year. Luckily, this is not really a problem because there are ski lifts.
As for the level of difficulty of this trip, Mount Elbrus is not a technical mountain. Our challenge, on the other hand, might be the weather and snow conditions and the acclimatization.
By doing this trip with a local certified mountain guide, you will solve some important issues like visa, logistics, communication and catering. By the way, you'll have the chance to ski into some secrets spots, where only very few people go!
For further details about this trip, you can check the itinerary below.
Please contact me if you want to ascend Mount Elbrus by ski. I can help you design a suitable program according to your ski level and the time you're in Russia.
I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available, one of my colleagues will guide you!
Arrival at Mineralnye Vody airport and transfer to Terskol, at 4 hours drive.
We will be staying at the Esen hotel, have a rest, check the equipment before leaving for the great adventure!
Skiing on Mount Kogutay or Mount Cheget for acclimatization.
This day will enable your body to get used to the altitude and let you enjoy beautiful landscapes on Mount Elbrus in wild places where nobody goes skiing.
We will go up with different lifts to the base camp and leave our equipment into the barrel where we will be sleeping during the next days.
In the afternoon, we will keep on acclimatizing and go up to 4200 meters by ski.
Ski touring day up to 4600-4800 meters.
Depending on the weather and your physical condition, we will either try the ascent, either have a day of rest.
Ascent day and last night at base camp.
Transfer to Mineralnye Vody and if times allow it, visit of Pyatigorsk, a great way to finish your trip here.
Hotels in the valley and mountain hut (barrels) in the mountains. There are several options in Terskol, such as Esen Hotel and Cheget pension.
Mineralnye Vody airport.
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