Trek, hike, ski, climb - Europe's highest mountain, COVID-19 update, tours 2020 and 2021:
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).
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: View from the North.
III. Elbrus - Ski Mountaineering
Climb Elbrus with ski and enjoy the ride from the highest mountain in Europe (10 days).
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 can be cold and stormy, sunrise on summit day.
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.