- Full service:
- 2.480,00 €
Elbrus - 5,642 m (18,510 ft) - Russia
+ The highest mountain in Europe
+ Easy glacier tour
+ Magnificent Caucasus
+ Highly-experienced mountain guides
Technical skills: Hiking
Stamina - Endurance
A mountain athlete needs endurance above any other specific fitness skill. Cardiovascular fitness is of course always subject to the movement (as climbing rocks or steep ice, you will not be able to transfer your triathlete or running fitness to mountains without being solid in the required mountaineering skills).
Easy treks to EBC or on top of Kilimanjaro. You should be an active person.
More demanding treks, simple climbs, like the climb of Elbrus. You should be a sportive person regularly exercising (at least 2-3x per week).
Very demanding treks like to the top of Aconcagua, or expeditions at the physical lower level like Ama Dablam. You should be an endurance athlete wit mountaineering experience. You should train endurance at least 3x/week.
Some of our special self-supported 8000m+ peak climbs as on Makalu, or to climb Everest (without oxygen-support) fit into this category. Your endurance should be near the level of a professional mountain athlete.
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Elbrus - Seven Summit Europe - Easy Climb
- Full service:
- 2.480,00 €
Airport of departure:
Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, München oder Wien.
Services - Elbrus climb from South (Normal route)
- Organization of the entire trip
- Detailed briefings for your preparation
- International economy flight from one of the European airports to Mineralnye Vody (MRV)
- Invitation letter for the Russian visa
Services in Russia:
- Local English- and German-speaking mountain guide
- Airport transfers from/to Mineralyne Vody
- Transfers from Mineralyne Vody to Azau and back
- 1 x overnight stay in ***Hotel in Mineralyne Vody with breakfast
- 3 x overnight stays in ***hotel in Azau
- 3 x meals in Azau (breakfast, dinner)
- Cable car rides from Azau
- 4 x overnight stays in a mountain hut
- 4 x meals, three meals a day (breakfast, lunch or packed lunch and dinner)
- Medical emergency set
For groups with 8 to max. 12 participants:
- SummitClimb expedition leader
- Satellite phone and solar panel
- Pulse oximeter
Not included: travel insurance, visa fees, personal equipment and medication, snacks, alcoholic beverages, tips.
If necessary, snowmobiles can be used to facilitate the ascent or descent. These are not included in the costs (cost approx. US$ 100.- per person).
Planned itinerary - Elbrus from South (Normal route)
Day 1 • Flight to Mineralnye Vody: most probably flight via Moscow (stopover and entry to Russia controls).
Day 2 • Minvody (Mineralnye Vody): SummitClimb meeting with other participants who will arrive individually in the Caucasus today. Transfer (approx. 4h) to the Baksan valley to Azau (2300m), stop for shopping if desired. Overnight stay in hotel, double room B&B/HP.
Hiking time: approx. 5h - max. height: 4800 m / 15,750 ft (overnight at 3,800 m / 12,460 ft)
For the participation in the SummitClimb Elbrus trip every participant needs the personal equipment recommended by us.
down to - 15°C
with wind chill factor down to - 25°C
General conditions of the climb:
5000m, technically easy, glacier tour, cold, windy.
You need a visa to enter the Russian Federation.
No express visa can be obtained to travel to the North Caucasus.
Therefore, we kindly ask you to register in time for the invitation process.
What it takes to climb Elbrus
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Moscow - Experience
Dear climber, our home valley lies in Switzerland so all our information is originally in German. Yet, we are currently translating this page into English! Work is in progress, but please contact us if you are interested in this tour. We speak German, English, French, Polish, Spanish, Russian, Swahili, and even Mandarin. We will be happy to assist you.