Mount Elbrus North Side (5621m)

31st July - 9th August 2020


Heading from the North
If you are looking to climb one of the seven summits and want a real expedition feel to your trip then the North side could be for you.
The North is much harder then the South side of Mount Elbrus, but much far less people climb this side and the views are just stunning. why not 🏔⛰🌍

31st July - 9th August 2020
Cost - £1800*

trip highlights
· One of the world’s seven summits
· Europe's tallest mountain
· Challenging summit
· Winter mountaineering skills
· Caucasus Mountain views
· Celebratory dinner (Vodka party)

Mount Elbrus climb via the north route,

31stJuly - Day 1. Arrive at Mineralnye Vody airport. Our guide will meet you from your flight outside of the arrival hall. We will transfer the team to your hotel in city of Kislovodsk, it takes about 1 hour. We will check your equipment upon arrival to hotel and we will have dinner as a team in the hotel, with a few beers.

1st Aug - Day 2. We head off at about 7 in the morning. You may leave some bags in the storage room at hotel. The drive to the mountain takes about 3 hours. On the way there will be a stop for breakfast at a local cafe with traditional Caucasian pancakes. There will be a lunch waiting for us at the base camp and a great walk in surrounding area.

2nd Aug - Day 3. Today we'll carry some of the equipment to the high camp at 3800m and come back to base camp. The way up it takes about 4-5 hours and another 2 hours for the way down. You may want a porter if you don't want to carry your backpack self. That costs €3 per 1 kg.

3rd Aug - Day 4. Move to the high camp on Mount Elbrus. With the rest of equipment, we walk up to the high camp at 3800 m. Free time / take photos enjoy the mountains.

4th Aug - Day 5. Acclimatisation walk up to the Lenz Rocks (4800 m). This takes about 5-6 hours up and 2-3 hours down. Overnight at the high camp (3800 m).

5th Aug - Day 6. Day of rest at the high camp (3800 m). Today we will run through all the high altitude / climbing skills needed for a successful summit bid. Bed time at 8 p.m.

6th Aug - Day 7. Summit day. Light breakfast and start from the camp at about midnight
Normally, ascent of North side takes about 9 - 11 hours and descent to the high camp at 3800 m - 4-6 hours. Overnight at the high camp (3800 m).

7th Aug - Day 8. Descent to the base camp (2500 m) or reserve day summit bid.

8th Aug - Day 9. Transfer to our hotel in Kislovodsk. Celebration dinner / Vodka party.

9th Aug - Day 10. Transportation to the airport after breakfast. / Fight to the UK



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