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Brief info

altitude

5 642 m. / 15 512 ft.
1 050 m. / 3 123 ft.

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Basic information

Total routes length:
11 km ?
Duration:
8 days / 7 nights ?
Language:
English
Vertical gain:
1 743 m ?
Starting / finishing point:
Mineral Vody (MRV)

Requested level

Fitness level: ?
Climbing technique: ?
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With over than 30 years of experience on Elbrus and nearly 100% summit success, Alpindustria’s expertise in logistics and guides makes for an unsurpassed program. This has been an Alpindustria classic trip since the late 80’s and this is why we take great care to preplan the small details, giving you an excellent chance to reach the summit of Europe’s highest peak. Providing extra summit days, all-inclusive, multiple reservations at the High Camp hut, an excellent staff of our local certified guides, and a keen sense of how to care for our climbers helps us bridge the gap from daunting task to well-executed journey.

Alpindustria is a mountain guide, ski guide and adventure company based in the Azau Valley, at the foot of the Mount Elbrus Massif. Established in 1988, we have been organising guided trips and adventures for over than 30 years. The Alpindustria’s headquarter is located in Moscow, Russia and our local team consists of more than 20 highly qualified mountain guides, each with many years of experience guiding Mount Elbrus and actively climbing and skiing themselves.

Our 2018 season was simply stellar with over 1500 climbers, 93% success rate and fantastic post trip evaluations.

ITINERARY

DATES & places

DATES

Dates
Available places
April 18 - 25
8
01.08 - 08.08.2019
03.08 - 10.08.2019
04.08 - 11.08.2019
06.08 - 13.08.2019
08.08 - 15.08.2019
10.08 - 17.08.2019
11.08 - 18.08.2019
15.08 - 22.08.2019
17.08 - 24.08.2019
22.08 - 29.08.2019
25.08 - 01.09.2019
01.09 - 08.09.2019
08.09 - 15.09.2019
15.09 - 22.09.2019
22.09 - 29.09.2019
29.09 - 06.10.2019
06.10 – 13.10.2019
13.10 – 20.10.2019
20.10 – 27.10.2019
26.11 – 03.12.2019
19.04 - 26.04.2020
26.04 - 03.05.2020
03.05 - 10.05.2020
10.05 - 17.05.2020
17.05 - 24.05.2020
24.05 - 31.05.2020
31.05 – 07.06.2020
07.06 – 14.06.2020
11.06 – 18.06.2020
14.06 – 21.06.2020
18.06 – 25.06.2020
21.06 – 28.06.2020
25.06 – 02.07.2020
28.06 - 05.07.2020
30.06 – 07.07.2020
02.07 – 09.07.2020
04.07 – 11.07.2020
05.07 - 12.07.2020
07.07 - 14.07.2020
09.07 - 16.07.2020
11.07 - 18.07.2020
12.07 - 19.07.2020
14.07 - 21.07.2020
16.07 - 23.07.2020
18.07 - 25.07.2020
19.07 - 26.07.2020
21.07 - 28.07.2020
23.07 - 30.07.2020
25.07 - 01.08.2020
26.07 - 02.08.2020
28.07 - 04.08.2020
30.07 - 06.08.2020

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Airport transfers from Mineral Vody to Baksan Valley and back
  • All meals and lodging while climbing (3 nights FB, lunch boxes)
  • All group climbing gear
  • All tickets according to the schedule for cable car/chairlift
  • All meals and lodging while trekking (4 nights HB)
  • All hut fees
  • All group kitchen supplies, such as cutlery, stoves, etc.
  • English-speaking guide (multiple guides on summit day in case of group is more than 4 people)
  • Mount Elbrus climbing certificate
  • Local and state tourist taxes:
    Passport registration;
    Border area Pass;
    Visa invitation;

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

  • International airfare
  • Nonscheduled airport shuttles and hotels
  • Any transfers not on scheduled arrival and departure date
  • Russian visa fee
  • Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks
  • Snow Cat transport fees
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc.)
  • Personal gear
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Alpindustria
  • Park fees and trekking permits
  • Single room supplement (hotels only)
  • Tips and gratuities

YOUR GUIDE

TESTIMONIALS

Thomas Dade, Australia

Great guides (Elbrus Tours), great food, great group, great accommodation and most importantly the climb and the acclimatisation hikes were amazing. It’s amazing being surrounded by mountains especially in the Caucasus mountain ranges! I couldn’t think of a better way to be introduced to mountaineering. Thank you for all your help, your customer service (Mountain Planet) and responsiveness has been amazing and really helped the whole experience run smoothly. Couldn’t recommend you as a support member enough.

Denis Ruocco, Venezuela

The climb with Alex (StrongTour) went perfectly, all good and I did summit! Really thanks for all your info, I got very good moments in Russia - amazing place with amazing people. For sure I will be back.

Maria J

We are Wanadri women series and Pemalang Team. Climbed Mt.Elbrus on 24th 2010 at 2 o'clock. It's a great mountain! But we (women 8, Irma, Danny, Indra and Aser) reached the West top! Very great guides! Sergey, Daniel, Victor and Habib! The food was great, too! Me (Maria) and Nisa will be back some day to climb Elbrus!

Anraí Ó Domhnaill

I returned home to Ireland safe and well and am now back at work. I wish to thank you and your company for coordinating matters in Russia / Elbrus region for this expedition. I am aware that you had many challenges to accommodate an Expedition on Elbrus in October 2013,but, as you know , it was a complete success.

Helen France

We have had a great time working with you since we started running trips to Elbrus and very much value you and your team and all the hard work that you have always put in on our trips, going above and beyond to ensure that our trekkers and climbers are incredibly well looked after when they are out with you so a big thank-you from us for all that you have done and continue to do.

Miranti, Indonesia, TVOne

Wow! Alpindustria sangat support tim ekspedisi TVOne ke punsak Elnrus di hari Kemerdekaan Indonesia Ke-64 (17 August 2009)/ Great job! Great team! Terima kasin///Thank you...Spasiba!!! Alpindustria gave me the best!!! To reach the summit! Thanks for our lovely guide Oksana…

Rolfe

Thank you so much once again for looking after our team on Elbrus so well, they all loved the trip and have come back very happy so thank you and the rest of the team so much.

Tachibana

Thank you for your kindly support during stay in Elburs I have passed two certificates to your staff on last Friday. Also, Alpindustria in Moscow has changed shoes. I was satisfied that tour and I am planning to use your company for next trip.

Indonesia Team

WE are Team 2011 accompanying Sabar, the FIRST handicapped man that climbed Mt.Elbrus on the 17th of August 2011 on the Indonesian Independence Day! Sergey Baranov, Victor Yanchenko, Daniel Timofeev are great guides! Thanks for Elena and Anna the cooks. Budi, Sabar, Riv and others

Gabrielle

I’ve been meaning to drop you a line to say a HIGE thank you to you, Marina and Victor. It really was a fabulous trip and you all looked after me so well.

Albu Radu

Hi, our names are Radu Albu and Radu Turta. We are mountain guides and high altitude climbers. We love what we do and we try to do it perfectly. Thank you very much AlpIndustria. Signed by Radu Albu & Radu Turta.

Aleksandra

This review will be whole about how impressed I am by the services rendered by Alpindustria Team, and how thankful I am for helping me to reach my goal and climb Elbrus. If you are a foreigner, but you have ever lived in Russia, you probably noticed that quality standards can be set here on a very different level.

Yves

Thanks Viktor and Victoria for very professional service.

Ilmi

Haloo Alpindustria We are so happy, when we look the picture .. big hug for you team from slovakia... Best regard Victoria Ilmi

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FOOD

FOOD

We offer you complete and balanced meals useful for people exercising up in the mountains If you have food restrictions please inform us at least 1 week prior your arrival. We’ll try our best to make you feel comfortable.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

TRAVEL INFORMATION

All EU and US citizens are required to have a visa before arriving in Russia. You will need to obtain your visa well in advance of the climb directly from a Russian Embassy or consulate. We will send letter of invitation to you as well as detailed instruction on obtaining a visa.

MEDICINE

MEDICINE

Your guide will carry a first aid kit all the time during your climb. However, please bring your own medicine in case you need any of prescribed items. There are a few drug stores in Mineral Vody and Terskol so you won’t have any problem with all basic treatments.

Weather

Weather

Temperature in the Baksan Valley varies from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. It can be from +15 to -5 above 3500m, and from +10 to -15 on the summit depending on the weather. In case of bad weather conditions we will use a reserve day to reschedule the climb.

Transport

Transport

For transfer we use comfortable sedans (depending on the group size) or minibuses (for 10-15 people) like Mercedes, Volkswagen or Ford. In case if needed we help you to book an individual car for extra fee. To reach high camp you’ll need to obtain a chair lift pass.

Safety

Safety

Our guides are responsible for providing safety on all kinds of mountain relief. They have a radio, GPS, a mobile telephone, all necessary group equipment. All guests should have medical insurance in case of incidents which can cover all expenses in emergency.

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