Trekking in the Caucasus


Trekking in the Caucasus

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Baksan Valley

Main Caucasian Summits

The possibilities for trekking in the valleys and over the passes of the Caucasus are vast. The number of huts in the mountains however is very small and any long distance trekkers must carry camping equipment and food for their trip as well as crampons, ropes and ice axes (or walking poles) as many glaciated passes are encountered. The passes ultimately limit the trekker and their grading is essential to know when planning a trip. On this site we have only selected a few more popular areas showing a map extract and a brief description of the passes in the area.

This map is reproduced from Mount Elbruz Region (map and 60 page guidebook) courtesy of EWP, the Geographic Bureau and West Col Productions.

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ALW 5/06/13