Your Guide to Mount Elbrus

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10 Days Mount Elbrus Ski-touring


Day 1. Arrival at the airport in Mineralnye Vody. 3-3,5 hours bus drive to Baksan Valley. Hotel at the foot of Elbrus at 2100m.



Day 2. Ski tour in the Terskol Valley. We gain altitude up to 3200m (4 hrs walking). Ski down the valley and return to the hotel.



Day 3. We use the first section of Cheget ski lift up to 2700m. Ski tour to the Cheget Karabashi summit (3460m 2,5-3 hrs walk). Enjoy spectacular view of Mt Elbrus's both peaks. Ski down to the hotel.


Day 4.Transfer to the Azau ski lift station. Ascend ski lifts up the Mir Station at 3500m. Ski tour up to the Diesel hut at 4100m. Ski down and return to the hotel.



Day 5. We use Elbrus ski lifts up to the Garabashi Huts. Accommodation at the huts and after lunch ski-tour up to 4400m for better acclimatisation (2,5-3hrs walking). Ski down and night at the huts.



Day 6. Acclimatisation ski-tour to the Pastukhovo Rocks 4700m (4-4,5 hrs walking up). Ski down to the huts and overnight.



Day 7. Climb the highest - west peak of Mt Elbrus. Return to Garabashi to overnight.



Day 8. Spare day for Elbrus climb if weather on the previous day was bad (or return to the hotel in the valley).



Day 9. Return down to the hotel.



Day 10. Transfer to Mineralnye Vody for the return flight.



End of March - Middle of June


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