Elbrus Mountaineering Tour
Day 1. Arriving at “Mineralnie Vodi” airport. Moving to Elbrus region
Arriving at “Mineralnie Vodi” airport.
Meeting tour guide.
It needs to move from railway station to the airport (takes 15 minutes) if you take train to “Mineralnie Vodi” region. You can take a bus (departs every 10-15 min., costs 20 roubles), or a taxi (around 200 roubles).
Pay attention! It is necessary to arrive in “Mineralnie Vodi” region till 14:00. Transferring the group will start at 14:00 P.M from “Mineralnie Vodi” airport. Road to Elbrus region takes around 4 hours by bus for participants.
Arriving at hotel in the Cheget glade and having dinner.
Day 2. An acclimatization exit up to the height of 3100 m. Preparation for the program of ascension
Having breakfast in the hotel. Acclimatization exit to slopes of Elbrus mountain to the “Devichyi Kosi” falls and observatory "Treskol" peak up to the height of 3100 m. The beautiful panoramic view is being opened to mountains of the Caucasian ridge from there.
Descending down to the “Cheget” glade. Lunch in a cafe. After lunch, checking of necessary clothes and equipment for climbing Elbrus. All missing equipment is possible to be hired.
Dinner in the hotel.
Day 3. Rise on a shelter on a slope of Elbrus. An acclimatization exit to 4400 m
Departure from hotel to the “Azau” glade. It is possible to leave unnecessary items at the hotel during climbing to Elbrus. Rise on the gondola lift to the station “Gara Basha” (3800 m), settling in a shelter. Acclimatization exit to the shelter “11” (4100 m, 2 hours), or until the end of the ridge (4400 m, 4 hours). At the exit – movement training in cat forms on a firn and ice, lessons in self-detention on snow from falling in different provisions.
Dinner. Night in a shelter.
Day 4. An acclimatization exit to 4800 m
Today we will pass familiar route to the ridge of rocks, and then will rise to the rocks “Pastukhova” (4700 m). Route program: to rise even above, to reach height of 4800 m or even above - to the beginning of the slanting shelf (5000 m).
The point of a turn will depend on mood, a physical state and weather. The main point for us is - not to give all the best up to the end, and to keep forces for final breakthrough.
On the way back short snow classes are possible in self-detention in a case of falling
Dinner. Night in a shelter.
Day 5. Rest day. Snow occupations. Preparation to climbing Elbrus
Exit to a slope near a shelter for carrying out snow occupations. The guide once again will tell and show how it is correct to use equipment, will explain tactics of the forthcoming ascension.
Lunch in a shelter. Definition of time of storm.
Dinner in a shelter. Preparation of clothes and equipment for climbing Elbrus.
Night in a shelter.
Day 6. Ascension to Elbrus
Early breakfast. Depending on weather and a state of participants for an exit at night or early in the morning. During ascension it is possible to use services of the ratrak to rise on different heights – it significantly saves forces and time of participants.
Attention for participants! All questions regarding with the ratrak are discussed on the place, day before ascension. The guide doesn't take the responsibility for the ratrak organization, he can only help participants with this issue. Rise passes on a classical way, through the saddle.
Exit to the highest top of Europe – Western Elbrus. During ascension we will see tremendous landscapes of the Caucasus Mountains at sunrise. From top of Elbrus the grandiose panorama of Greater Caucasus is opened towards Range stretched from the West to the east on many kilometers.
Descent from mountain top.
If the group manages to descend to the shelter by 13:00, then in the same day it is possible to move to “Cheget” glade (the ropeway works approximately till 14:00).
Night in the hotel.
If the group doesn't manage to go down, will have dinner and spend the night in a shelter
Day 7. Reserve day
Reserve day can be used for updating of plans depending on weather conditions.
Day 8. Farewell to mountains. Transfer to the airport
Breakfast in the hotel.
Arriving at the airport. The group will be heading to the airport at 10:00 if other time hasn't been stipulated separately. The expected arrival to the “Mineralnie Vodi” Airport is 13.30 P.M.
Price: 710 EUR
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Dates: 19 August – 26 August
Period: 8 days / 7 nights
Contacts for reservation:
Contact Phone: +994 50 7000079
Tour Organizer: Rasim Aghazada
Tour Guide: Baba Aghayev