|Mountain:||Mount Elbrus (5 642 m / 18 511 ft)|
|Elevation:||2 300 m / 7 546 ft|
South Normal Route, Standard Route, Azau Valley, Классический маршрут, С Юга, South Face
|Type of Climb:||
Snow & Ice
Europe, Russia: (Kabardino-Balkarskaya Respublika, Karachayevo-Cherkesiya)
1/7/1874 Peter Knubel (Switzerland), Horace Walker (Great Britain), Frederick Gardner (Great Britain), Florence Crauford Grove (Great Britain), Ahiya Sottaiev (Russia)
2 300m / 7 546 ft
1 743m / 5 719 ft
11km / 7 miles
01 Jun-30 Sep;
Difficulty: Easy/ Moderate
Cellular Network: Yes (Accomodation)
Mobile Internet: Yes (Cellular network covers the most part of the South Route.)
A common and sometimes fatal mistake that climbers make on the descent of the peak is to head low and down too early after the half-traverse below the saddle after returning from the summit. It is especially common when the weather is stormy with low visibility. On the descent, make sure to stay high up on the slopes of the east peak, rather than going down the slope too early after the saddle. If you descend too early, the route becomes very steep there and some nasty crevasses and falls have taken many lives there. It is certainly a good idea to register in rescue service in Terskol if you are not traveling with a guide service. Registering is free of charge.
|Base Camp Elevation:||3 800 m / 12 467 ft|
|Summit Camp Elevation:||Please update|
|Accommodation in Base Camp:||Both - huts and tents|
|Accommodation above Base Camp:||Both - huts and tents|
|Number of Camps:||1|
|Avg. Cost:||500 USD|
|Specify descent time:||5 Hour(s)|
5 642 m / 18 511 tf
|The main summit of Mount Elbrus is the West Summit.|
5 350 m / 17 553 tf
|Saddle is a big snowy plateau situated between West and East summits. There is a rescue hut located just at the beginning of rocky ridge that follows from the Saddle to the East Summit. The coordinates of rescue hut are N 43° 21’ 05,0” and E 042° 26’ 53,0”. This hut is for emergency use only. Maximum capacity is 5-6 people, no utilities provided except a few bunk beds.|
4 670 m / 15 322 tf
4 050 m / 13 287 tf
Low Camp (Garabashi)
3 800 m / 12 467 tf
|The normal starting point for the climb of Mount Elbrus.|
51 years, Kyrgyzstan
41 years, Australia
28 years, Russia
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Acclimatization hike to Mount Cheget.
Acclimatization hike to Mount Cheget. This is a long day of walking with good altitude increases. By the end of this day, most climbers feel strong and accustomed to the altitude.
Move to the Low Hut (Garabashi).
Move to the Low Hut (Garabashi) and lodge at above 3800 meters (11000 feet). Climbers often use the tram and ski lift to help move their gear. Lodge in Low Hut.
Hike to Pastukhov Rocks (15,416 ft.) and return to the Low Hut.
Climbers usually leave camp at 3 a.m. or even earlier (depends on taking a lift by Sno-Cat and ride to the Pastukov Rocks area). From the rocks, climbers begin their summit ascent. It is a long day, look for a 12-hour round-trip climb.
Extra day at huts for inclement weather. Climbers can take a glacier tour or return to the valley if they already have summitted.
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