Elbrus - Seven Summit - Europe

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The highest mountain in Europe  is located in the Caucasus (Russia) and is an inactive, strongly glaciated volcano. Together with very experienced Russian mountain guides and local organizers we offer different climb of Elbrus, at 5,642 meters (18,510 feet) height the highest mountain in the Caucasus as well as the highest mountain in Russia. The mountain is recognized  as the highest mountain in Europe by most mountaineers and thereby one of the 7 summits. The adventure of mountaineering in Russia and the fascinating landscape are definitely worth the trip. In a small group one of our SummitClimb experts will accompany you to the summit. Welcome to SummitClimb Elbrus.

Trek, hike, ski, climb - Europe's highest mountain, COVID-19 update, tours 2020 and 2021:

SummitClimb Elbrus

Climb Elbrus with SummitClimb, the leading international guiding service to reach the highest summit in Europe. You can choose the Southern standard route (the Elbrus Ascent) or Northern route (Elbrus Traverse) or climb with ski (earlier in the season) or request your own special program with us.
The way to climb Elbrus

Elbrus, one of the Seven Summits, is climbed to over 90% from the south. The infrastructure on the normal route is accordingly well developed. On the northern route (Djilissu) you will mainly meet Russian climbers. However, the northern ascent over the Balkbashi Pass is becoming more and more popular because of the more beautiful remote landscape. The mountain can also be climbed from the east or west. The west ascent over high rocky outcrops and walls is by far the most demanding.

Elbrus routes and tours

Which routes do you offer to climb Elbrus? What is the best way to climb Elbrus?

I. Elbrus - Ascent

Climb Elbrus by the standard route from the South, the easiest and shortest route to the top of Europe  (9 days).

Elbrus ascent - normal route to the "roof of Europe
Sunrise on summit day

II. Elbrus - North to South traverse

Climb Elbrus by the remote northern route and descend to the South for a bit more adventure (12 days).

Elbrus north side, ascent of the Elbrus lonely and exclusive route with SummitClimb, your mountain experts.
Elbrus: View from the North.

III. Elbrus - Ski Mountaineering

Climb Elbrus with ski and enjoy the ride from the highest mountain in Europe (10 days).

Elbrus Ski Mountaineering - Climb and Ski Elbrus, 2 members on skis.
Ski Ascent of Elbrus

IV. Elbrus - Special Tour

Program as desired: Possibilities are the ascent from the east or west, the crossing or a combination of an Elbrus ascent with Kasbek (5054m, Georgia) or mountaineering in the Bezingi valley. Do you have a special wish for your Elbrus ascent?
 
We will help you. Please get in touch!

Elbrus Impressions

Elbrus Climb, stormy weather, an iced-up face.Sunrise on Elbrus, 3 mountaineers climbing to the top of Europe.
Elbrus can be cold and stormy, sunrise on summit day.

Elbrus Summit - Team mit Felix Berg auf dem Gipfel. Summit of Europe.

Team on Elbrus - Top of Europe, Seven Summit

 

COVID-19 and travel to Elbrus

Status: July 19th, 2021

Coronavirus in Russia:

  • officially 6 Mio. total cases 
  • officially 150,000 deaths / 5.4 Mio. recovered
  • 150 million tests carried out

Rules fore entry into Russia: The situation is complicated and very political.

  • US-citizens can not enter for tourism 
  • Most EU-citizens but not all can enter for tourism
  • UK-citizens can enter for tourism
  • Swiss can enter for tourism
  • Only direct flights from EU to Russia are allowed

Please check with your local embassy for current rules and valid travel options.