5,633m / 18,510ft
Elbrus is a giant dormant volcano, which separates Europe from Asia and consequently has become one of the coveted “Seven Summits” as the highest summit on the European continent. Our expedition travels briefly through Moscow and directly to the mountains where we focus on acclimatisation and getting onto the mountain for our ascent. For many years we have been climbing on the south side of the mountain which has ski lift access but in the 2011 season we had to climb Elbrus from the north side Base Camp using two camps, as the south side region was closed. In 2012 we returned to the south side route as it has re-opened and operated three successful expeditions there.
Being relatively high, Elbrus certainly demands respect for its altitude and we approach this by climbing high each day during acclimatisation and sleeping low. As with any foray to high altitude, it is imperative that expedition members are fit and strong and in good health.
Our Trip #1 initiates in St Petersburg and finishes in Moscow where we get to sample a lot of the local culture along the way. Our Trip #2 starts and finishes in Moscow and is thus two days shorter, although the time on the mountain is the same.
- Discover the wonders of St Petersburg and Moscow
- Experience moderate altitude mountaineering on non-technical ground
- Enjoy the cultural and environmental diversity
TRIP 1: Dates: July 15 - 28, 2013
Price: US$5,600 per person
Departure: Start St Petersburg, Russia; Finish in Moscow, Russia
Duration: 14 Days
TRIP 2: Dates: July 29 - August 9, 2013 **Shorter 12 day programme**
Price: US$4,950 per person
Departure: ex Moscow, Russia
Duration: 12 Days
Preview online or download either or both of the trip notes for the Adventure Consultants Elbrus Expeditions in 2013:
|Elbrus 2013 South Side: Trip 1|
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Trip notes for the AC Elbrus Trip 1
|Elbrus 2013 South Side: Trip 2|
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Trip notes for Elbrus Trip 2 with Adventure Consultants
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IDEA: Combine Kilimanjaro Trip #3 or #4 with Elbrus Trip #1 or #2
for two of the Seven Summits within a month!