Climb Mount Elbrus 5,642m
We begin the Elbrus Climb expedition in St Petersburg where we visit the art galleries, museums and architecture of this magical city. A travel day delivers us to the Elbrus region where we climb the local hills to aid our acclimatisation.
Being relatively high, Elbrus demands respect and we approach this by climbing higher each day during our acclimatisation phase whilst sleeping at lower elevations at night. A cable car takes us up to accommodation at the base of the Elbrus climb where you can learn basic snow and ice techniques from the guides prior to the ascent. The Elbrus summit day entails climbing long snow slopes with views over the wooded valleys to the surrounding peaks.
After climbing Elbrus, we travel to Moscow, an iconic European city steeped in history.
And check out:
- Expert mountain guides
- All expedition organisational requirements
- Hotel in Moscow, one night either end of trip
- Breakfasts in Moscow
- All lodging and food while on the expedition after departing Moscow until arriving back in Moscow, according to the itinerary
- Group climbing equipment, food and fuel in Elbrus region
- Transfers from Hotel to airport for Mineral Vody flight and return
- Flights from Moscow to Mineralnye Vody to Moscow
- Transport Mineralnye Vody to Elbrus region
- Snow Cat lift up and chairlift transport fees
- Airport Transfer from International airport to Hotel and return – EUR55 per car (up to 2 pax)
- Lunch and dinner while in Moscow EUR40-EUR80 a meal
- Personal clothing and equipment
- Entry Visa for Russia
- Climbing/ travel/ trip cancellation insurance or rescue costs
- International round trip travel costs into / out from Moscow, Russia
- Excess baggage charges over 20kg allowance on domestic flights.
- Spending on personal items such as gifts, alcohol/bottled drinks, laundry etc
- Snow Cat lift down fees (if you don’t want to walk down)
- Hotel costs & meals in the Baksan Valley if you descend early from the mountain
- Gratuities for guides