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Mt E$lbrus Climbing Expedition  Russia

 

Mt Elbrus The Roof of Europe

Mount Elbrus one of the 7 summits, the highest mountain of European continent. Its West summit is 5642 m high, the East one is 21 m shorter -  5621 m.

Mt. Elbrus is situated between the Black and the Caspian sea on territory of the Russian Federation, only 20 km from the Georgian border.  Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano. The last explosion occured about 2000 years ago. The two summits of Elbrus are in fact two craters of volcano. Everywhere on its slopes you can see debris of solidified lava. 

Iquest Outdoor leadership and adventure concultants  Proudly invites you to one of the worlds best climbing expeditions.  With many years of professional Mountaineering and Adventure experience , we invite you to join a truly professional and highly motivated team of trekkers.

Quick Details

Expedition dates   :  July last week or august first week ,  we will fix the dates soon ,

Grade: moderate to tough

Route : South Route

Package : Ex Mineralnye Vody ( we can help with Flight bookings and Extra hotel bookings  at Moscow or St Petersburg  or at other Destinations on the Actuals )

Note: Mineralnye Vody Is easily reachable by Flight or train from Moscow .

 Itinerary of 8-days Mt. Elbrus climb from south
Day 1. Meeting at Mineralnye Vody airport at 14:00. Our English-speaking guide will be awaiting you outside of the arrival hall at the airport. Bus ride (3,5 h.) to a mountain hotel in the Baksan valley near the foothills of Mt. Elbrus. There are twin and triple rooms in the hotel, with toilet and shower. Single accommodation may be available for additional cost in case there are vacant rooms in hotel or if you ordered that in advance. Overnight at the hotel (2300 m/7546 ft).

Day 2.  Acclimatization hike to Terskol peak (3100 m/ 10170 ft)). This is the last day before you leave the valley and after hike you can visit equipment store in order to hire something. Your guide will assist you to choose right equipment items.Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3. This is the day when you move to the mountain refuge at 3800 m. You can leave all not necessary stuff at hotel. It will not be necessary to carry your backpacks self because the group will reach the refuge using ski lifts. There will be only a short distance to walk from the cable cars last station to the hut. You will be kindly asked to help the guide to load the boxes with food onto the ski lifts and then to unload it. The cook will either ascend with you or already awaiting you at the hut preparing light lunch. After having tea or coffee with sandwiches and sweeties we put on all mountain equipment and go for acclimatization hike up to 4300 m/14107 ft. Overnight at the refuge.

Day 4. Hike up to the Pastuckhov rocks and probably higher (4800 m/ 15,748 ft)

Day 5. Day of relaxation. On this day you will have ice- and snow courses with your guide not far from the refuge. The guide will teach you how to put on the crampons and how to walk in it; he will show you techniques of self-arrest with an ice-axe and you will try to slide down the slope and then fix yourself on the snow using your ice-axe and the crampons. Don't worry when you've never tried it before. Overnight at the refuge.

Day 6. Summit day. We leave the refuge about 3 a.m. for the climb of Elbrus' west summit, 5642 m (18,510 ft). It is possible to hire a snow-cat (Ratrak) for a group. This vehicle carries climbers (12 people) up to Pastuckhov rocks and saves 4 hours and a lot of energy. Generally, for an average group, it takes about 9 hours to reach the top and 5 hours to come back to the hut.
Generally we stay at the refuge this night. If a group comes back from the top before 2 p.m. we can discuss the possibility to descend to the valley and have overnight at the mountain hotel. However this will require additional payment for hotel, because this night is paid for the huts. 

Day 7. This is a reserve day in case of bad weather on the previous day. When the group takes an attempt of reaching the summit on this day, it is necessary to descend to the valley same evening by all means, though it may be hard because the ski lifts stop working at 4 p.m. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8. Drive to Mineralnye Vody airport early in the morning to be in time for the flight which departs at 11:35. If you need to be at the airport earlier or your flight departs much later than 12:35, you can order an individual transfer.

Cost of the trip  : USD  1400  

 

Inclusions

  • Invitation letter for visa. We send this to you as soon as we get your deposit and passport copy. Visa fee is additional.
  • Local registration for foreigners according to the Russian law.
  • Group transportation from Mineralnye Vody Please, notice that our group transfer from the airport Mineralnye Vody on the 1st day is scheduled for 14:30. This means that you need to arrive before that time. On the last day we'll bring you to the airport to be in time to check-in for flight SU1305 which departs at 11:35. If your flight departs later you'll probably have to wait at the airport for some time or to order a private transportation. You'll also need a private transportation in case your flight departs before 11:35.
  • Bakson - twin or triple accommodation with breakfast.
  • Base camp - tents, High Camp - huts.
  • All food on the mountain (cook services included).
  • Guide. One guide for the group throughout the tour. One mountain guide for three-four people for the summit attempt (1/3-4 guide/client ratio).
  • Porters for tents and food.
  • One summit attempt with guides.
  • Group equipment (ropes, ice screws etc.).

 

Exclusions

  • Expenses in Moscow.
  • Lunches and dinners in Baksan
  • Hire of personal equipment (such as sleeping bag, boots, crampons etc.).
  • Porter services for personal belongings. Food, gas, tents and public equipment will be carried by our porters. You will have to carry your personal belongings from the base camp up to the high camp. This will be done in two carries. Normally, active acclimatization is very helpfull and enhances your chances to reach the summit. But if you feel tired you can hire a porter for only 50 euros. You can make decision on the spot and ask your guide to find a porter before you leave the base camp.
  • Park fee.
  • Single occupancy at hotel or in tent. If you don't want to share your space with somebody you can pay 60 euro extra for hotel and 35 euro for tent and enjoy single accommodation.
  • Private transportation from/to airport MRV. In case you arrive after 14:30 on the 1st day or need an individual transfer on the last day we'll arrange a taxi for you. That will cost 25EUR/ 30USD for 1 - 3 people by day time.
  • Any Medical expenses
  • Any insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature
  •  

  • Any other items not included 

Note There is an option to hire ‘snowcat’ during the  climb , this is an additional cost and can be decided as a team , this vehicle can take us much c;loser  reducing  the climb time from 9 hrs to about 5 hrs.  this is optional.

 

Confiormation through an initial deposit of  30%of the total amount

Detailed packing list,  will be sent to the confirmed participants .

Feel free to contact Sunand Sampath at +91 9448476683 or mail to  : tosunand@gmail.com

Looking forward to have you in the great Climbing expedition team and make it a lifetime memory like our other expeditions.

 

 
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