Elbrus may be attempted by any strong mountain walker who is familiar with
the use of an ice axe and crampons. Nevertheless it is important to remember
that it is a mountain of almost Himalayan proportions and good acclimatisation is essential. In bad weather conditions may become Arctic.
|Ascend Mount Elbrus summit with EWP . . .
With 22 years of experience in the Elbrus area we have one of the best teams of
guides, porters and medical support available.
We will help you at all stages to arrange a memorable trip!
We operate 8, 10 or 10 day traverse trips.
For 2013 we will also be running a 13 day programme on 11th August.
Mount Elbrus Ascent
Most first time visitors to Caucasus are keen to ascend Mount Elbrus, 5642m,
Europe's highest mountain. Elbrus lies just north of the main Caucasus Chain -
a range almost 1000 miles long with a heavily glaciated central section
containing several summits rising well above 5000m. Many of the remote side
valleys are seldom visited except in summer by shepherds. Pine forests, alpine
meadows, mineral springs, glacial rivers and periods of settled weather
complete the picture.
Elbrus on Skiis
For the good mountain skier we have a 9 day ski ascent programme. This is best done in May-July period. At other times the ascent
may be too icy.
Unlike the Alps the snow in the Caucasus is virtually guaranteed, there
powder to be found late into the season and the season is long.
the New Jailyk Hotel, a high mountain lodge located in the high
upper sections of the Adyl-Su valley. Also our Baksan
Valley base as
described above is also used to access the Baksan ski lift
and cable car
system. Our trips end with an opportunity
to ascend Mount
There are thousands of other elegant summits to be climbed and valleys
explored. Those coming with more time or wishing to climb some of the numerous
other, elegant summits should consider organising the trip
as a private group.
Our guides are based permanently in the Baksan Valley
throughout the summer
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