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climb Mount Elbrus - Southern Route

  • Activity:
    treks & walks
  • Distance:
    40 km
  • Duration:
    10 days
  • Difficulty:
  • Location:
Available Dates:

July '16


The Southern Route is an all inclusive 10 day adventure, allowing to stand on top of one of the Seven Summits. Together we fly via Moscow,  into Mineralnye Vody and on to town of Terskol, which is nestled in the Caucasus mountain range. The challenge includes two days acclimation where you and your team will trek to the separate peaks of Terskol and Tscheget based in the shadow of the mountain before heading to the base. As a group we use a cable car to rise to the camp at Garabash at 3,800m. From here as a team you will pass the Pastukhov rocks before attempted in reach the highest mountain in Europe (5,642m) from here will descend back down the mountain to enjoy a traditional vodka and a celebratory meal!

The quest starts from here, nothing but determination and hard work will get you to the top will a lot of training and preparation required to make this achievable. Our Mt Elbrus routes are some 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:


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 - hotels / tents
  • All meals with the group; including breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Celebratory dinner
  • Pre event support including discounted 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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