|General information:||Caucasus | Elbrus | Climbing | Skiing | Elbrus region map | Access procedures | Auf Deutsch | moonlight starts|
|Elbrus information:||History | 15 day trip | Short trips | Elbrus ascent map | Normal Route on Photo|
|Maps and Guides:||Caucasus Central | Baksan: map + guide | Bezingi | Elbrus Area|
|Other Areas:||Georgia trek | Mount Kazbek|
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.
Mount Elbrus Ascent
Our standard scheduled trip is 15 days long. The first week involves porter-supported back-packing, camping in alpine meadows crossing high passes and the ascent of a simple glaciated summit. The final few days are devoted to the ascent of Elbrus. Ice axe and crampons are required. details. See also our Short Elbrus trips.
Private trips for groups and individuals may be easily organised as we have a permanently manned base throughout the summer in the Baksan valley with our own administration, guides, support staff and doctor.