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climb Mount Elbrus

  • Activity:
    treks & walks
  • Distance:
    40 km
  • Duration:
    12 days
  • Difficulty:
    tough
  • Location:
    Russia
Available Dates:

Jul '17 & 18

overview

The Mount Elbrus Challenge is an exhilarating all inclusive 12 day adventure, to one of the Seven Summits. We fly out as a team to Mineralnye Vody airport via Moscow, ready for the climb of a lifetime in the small town of Kislovodsk. The challenge will lead us on a 9 day climb to the top of this inactive volcano and in doing so will push us to our physical limits while offering us stunning views across the glaciers and crevasses of the lower Caucasus range. We transfer to the Elbrus lower camp (2,200m) where we base ourselves for three nights while progressively climbing higher each day on acclimatisation treks and spending time practising our crampon, rope and ice axe techniques. Having attempted to summit the highest mountain in Europe (5,642m) and having experienced the breathtaking vistas that the region has to offer, we descend back to the spa town of Kislovodsk where we can enjoy a traditional Russian sauna, a chilled vodka or two and a great celebratory meal! 

The quest to the summit of Mount Elbrus is a tough one and will begin as soon you register. Nothing but hard work and determination will get you to the summit and the training and preparation required should not be underestimated. Mt Elbrus is one of the toughest challenges that we currently offer and as much as it is a very achievable challenge it is one that should not be taken lightly. We will provide you with all the support you need along the way and upon registering you will receive a challenge pack with all the information you need including kit lists, training guides and our detailed challenge manual.  

TRAVEL WARNING: Please be aware that The Foreign and Commonwealth Office still currently advise against all but essential travel to the Region around Mount Elbrus. Along with several other UK operators Action Challenge has been sending expeditions to Mt Elbrus for several years based on our experiences of the area and the assurances of our experienced local teams and ground handlers. For latest and more update FCO advice please follow the link below:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/russia

 

trip highlights

  • Take on one of the seven summits of the world
  • Trek through the heart of the lower Caucasus
  • Climb through the Mikelchiran Glacier and view Mount Aguelzim and Tizi Melloul
  • Use crampons and practice ice axe techniques
  • Stand upon the magnificent Lenz Rocks
  • Indulge in a classic Russian sauna
  • Peer from the highest mountain in Europe

what's included in the cost?

  • Fully supported 12 day group challenge
  • UK qualified medic 
  • Full support team, including local guides
  • International flights and air travel taxes
  • Action Challenge trek leader
  • All accommodation, twin share / dorms - hotels / tents
  • All meals with the group; including breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Celebratory dinner
  • Pre event support including training weekends

Sign up to this Open Group Challenge and experience a once in a lifetime adventure. If you are a group of 10+ and wish to set up a bespoke trip please get in touch.

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