Backcountry Skiing


Natasha Poletaeva

37 years, Russia

7 months ago

Red Fox Elbrus Race: 10th Annual International Festival of Extreme Sports

The legendary Red Fox Elbrus Race is an annual festival of extreme sports taking place at Mt. Elbrus, Europe´s highest summit (5642 m / 18,510 ft) and therefore one of the famous 7 Summits. Mt. Elbrus is located in the Caucasus, one of the most rugged mountain ranges in the world — and one of the most beautiful places in Russia.

The festival is organized by Red Fox Outdoor and supported by the Russian Mountaineering Federation, the Mountain Rescue Services, and the Government of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria. Every year athletes from around the world meet for one week of competitions in different disciplines — from ski mountaineering to skyrunning.

The competition takes place on Europe’s highest peak — Mt. Elbrus 5642 m /18,510 ft — in the Caucasus Mountains, one of the most rugged mountain ranges in the world and definitely one of the most beautiful places in all of Russia.

Each year more than 400 well-known and famous athletes from different countries participate at the Red Fox Elbrus Race. We´ve had athletes from places like Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and the U.S.



- Vertical Kilometer® - Mt. Elbrus, 2450-3450 m

- SkyMarathon® - Mt Elbrus, 2350-5642 m. Sport class

- SkyRace® - Mt Elbrus, 3780-5642 m. Classic class

Ski Mountaineering

For the first time in the 10 year history of the Festival, there will be an expedition style ski mountaineering race around the historical places of Mt. Elbrus.

Snowshoe  Race: Red Fox TSL Challenge

The detailed programme of Red Fox Elbrus Race you can find by the link http://www.elbrus.redfox.ru/

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