Being relatively accessible, Elbrus is a great choice for the first altitude climb and a good way to start your Seven Summits quest. The conventional route from the South, however, can get crowded, with people taking advantage of chair-lifts and snowcats.
Instead, we offer a completely different take on reaching the highest summit of Europe: a North-South traverse with ascending the Western summit at 5,642m! The Northern side is much less developed and acclimatisation hikes through serene landscapes feel fun rather than necessity.
No previous high-altitude experience is required, thanks to 11-days programme. The climb itself is non-technical but we may need to negotiate a few crevasses, so a brief course in glacier travel is included.
The tour is led by an independent Russian female guide, who speaks English and French and shares a lot of British culture, having lived in the UK for several years.
- Staying in huts, including a very comfortable Italian-built refuge after the descent
- Group of no more than 7 participants
- Russian cuisine at the basecamp
- Any personal gear can be rented
- Satellite text message from the summit
- Assistance with visa, registration and permit
- Guided town walks give a taster of modern Russia and traditional hospitality of the Caucasus
Participation cost is £950. The trip is guaranteed.
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