ASCENT OF MT. ELBRUS SOUTH FACE 5642 m

elbrus southASCENT OF MT. ELBRUS SOUTH FACE 5642 m
(10- and 8-day variants, Normal Route from South)

Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in Europe, is located several kilometres north of the main crest. Almost 1000 m taller than the other surrounding mountains, Mt. Elbrus dominates the countryside of the Central Caucasus like a two-headed icy giant. The summits of this extinct volcano are capped in ice and snow all the year round and countless glaciers sprawl from its slopes.

The ascent of Mt. Elbrus by the normal route has no technical difficulties but it may be hard enough because of the altitude, rarefied air, variable weather, violent storms and low temperature.

Period of the programme: June – September

Programme for 10 days from Moscow to Moscow: 
day 1 – arrival in Moscow; transfer airport – hotel; night at a hotel
day 2 – breakfast; transfer hotel – airport; flight Moscow – Mineralnye Vody; transfer Mineralnye Vody – Terskol Village (~ 180 km); dinner; night at a hotel
day 3 – breakfast; hike to the Cheget Glade (~ 2100 m); elevating by the Cheget Cableway to the upper station (~ 3050 m); hike up along the ridge or to the top of Mt. Cheget (3410 m); coming back to the hotel; lunch; dinner; night at the hotel
day 4 – breakfast; transfer hotel – Azau Glade; elevating by the Elbrus Cableway to the Garabashi Station (~ 3750 m); hike up to the ruins of the Priyut of 11 Hut (~ 4050 m) and descent to the Garabashi Station; night in tents
day 5 – acclimatization hike up to the Pastukhov Rocks (~ 4700 m) and descent to Camp 4300 m; night in tents
day 6 – ascent of the Western (5642 m) or Eastern (5621 m) summit of Mt. Elbrus and descent to Camp 4300 m; night in tents
day 7 – coming back to the hotel; lunch; dinner; night at the hotel
day 8 – reserve day for the bad weather / breakfast; free time in the Baksan Valley; lunch; dinner; night at the hotel
day 9 – breakfast; transfer Terskol Village – Mineralnye Vody; flight Mineralnye Vody – Moscow; transfer airport – hotel; night at the hotel
day 10 – breakfast; transfer hotel – airport; departure from Moscow

Services and expenses included in the programme price: 
– All necessary formalities: Russian visa invitations, registration in Russia, permission to enter the border region, Baksan Valley visit fees and charges
– Transfers airport – hotel in Moscow: 4 transfers
– Hotel accommodation (single and double rooms, breakfasts) in Moscow for 2 nights
– Air tickets Moscow – Mineralnye Vody – Moscow
– Transfers Mineralnye Vody – Terskol Village: 2 transfers
– Local transfers hotel – Azau Glade: 2 transfers
– Cheget Cableway: 1 ascent
– Elbrus Cableway: 1 ascent
– Hotel accommodation (double rooms) in Terskol Village for 4 nights
– Hotel meals (hotel restaurant) in Terskol Village: 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners
– Bistro meals in the Baksan Valley: 3 lunches
– Mountain guide of Fii Activ

Programme for 8 days from Mineralnye Vody to Mineralnye Vody: 
day 1 – arrival in Mineralnye Vody; transfer Mineralnye Vody – Terskol Village (~ 180 km); dinner; night at a hotel
day 2 – breakfast; hike to the Cheget Glade (~ 2100 m); elevating by the Cheget Cableway to the upper station (~ 3050 m); hike up along the ridge or to the top of Mt. Cheget (3410 m); coming back to the hotel; lunch; dinner; night at the hotel
day 3 – breakfast; transfer hotel – Azau Glade; elevating by the Elbrus Cableway to the Garabashi Station (~ 3750 m); hike up to the ruins of the Priyut of 11 Hut (~ 4050 m) and descent to the Garabashi Station; night in tents
day 4 – acclimatization hike up to the Pastukhov Rocks (~ 4700 m) and descent to Camp 4300 m; night in tents
day 5 – ascent of the Western (5642 m) or Eastern (5621 m) summit of Mt. Elbrus and descent to Camp 4300 m; night in tents
day 6 – coming back to the hotel; lunch; dinner; night at the hotel
day 7 – reserve day for the bad weather / breakfast; free time in the Baksan Valley; lunch; dinner; night at the hotel
day 8 – breakfast; transfer Terskol Village – Mineralnye Vody; departure from Mineralnye Vody

Services and expenses included in the programme price: 
– All necessary formalities: Russian visa invitations, registration in Russia, permission to enter the border region, Baksan Valley visit fees and charges
– Transfers Mineralnye Vody – Terskol Village: 2 transfers
– Local transfers hotel – Azau Glade: 2 transfers
– Cheget Cableway: 1 ascent
– Elbrus Cableway: 1 ascent
– Hotel accommodation (double rooms) in Terskol Village for 4 nights
– Hotel meals (hotel restaurant) in Terskol Village: 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners
– Bistro meals in the Baksan Valley: 3 lunches
– Mountain guide of Fii Activ

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