The skiing is demanding and familiarity with ski-touring is essential. Personal kit must be carried while climbing. A limited number of high porters to carry personal ski equipment to the top of Elbrus can be hired for an extra charge. For the ascent of Elbrus crampons can be required. Although no advanced mountaineering experience is required, experience in the use of crampons would be very useful. This is a tough trip. So we recommend some training in advance.
As a result, our ascent success rate is very good. But you must remember that Elbrus is an extremely serious mountain despite of it’s technical ease. The guide’s decision to turn back should be always respected.