Elbrus expeditions. Trekking and ski-touring in the Mount Elbrus area. Caucasus Mountains, Russia. Mt Elbrus climb. gb@geographicbureau.com phone: +7 812 2305794 fax: +7 812 2304576 Postal address: 197110, P.O.Box 162, St Petersburg, Russia

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Detailed Itinerary

The following itinerary is intended as a working guide only and is subject to variation as a result of local conditions, weather and governmental restrictions. We reserve the right to alter (lengthen or shorten) the trip any time if necessary. Airline schedules are subject to change, both international and domestic, and it may be necessary to vary our itinerary to adapt to these changes.


Day 1
Arrive in Mineralnye Vody, in the north of the Caucasus. Drive 3,5 hours by private bus to the hotel in the Baksan Valley, near Mt.Elbrus.

Day 2
Short drive to Azau cable car station. We take the cable car/chair lift system up to the Mir Station at 3600m. Acclimatising off-piste skiing. Ski pass for the entire day is included. Overnigh in the hotel in the Valley.

Day 3
We take the cable car/chair lift system up to the Garabashi Huts at 3800m from where walk up to Pastukhovaya rocks at 4800m. Ski down to the Garabashi Huts. Overnight.

Day 4
In the morning we walk up to Pastukhovaya rocks and get the altitude of 4800 - 5000m. Ski down to Mir cable car station, 3500m. Return to the hotel in the Baksan Valley. Relax.

Day 5
We begin in the small hours of the morning for the ascent to the highest of the Elbrus' twin peaks - the West Summit 5642m. Ski down to Garabashi. Overnight.

Day 6
Spare day to climb Elbrus if the weather on Day 5 was bad.

Day 7
Return to the hotel and relax.

Day 8
Drive to Mineralnye Vody for the flight home.