THE PROGRAM OF CLIMBING ELBRUS, WESTERN TOP, ON A CLASSICAL ROUTE FROM THE SOUTH 2019
You are not the only one who dreams to climb the Elbrus, to feel the incredible beauty, power, strength, magic energy of the mountains. To become stronger than your own laziness, to test yourself, your body and spirit for strength. To spend a vacation with unusual, interesting, bright extreme. To feel unforgettable impressions and emotions. The summit of Europe and Russia, the western peak of Elbrus is 5642 meters high, one of the seven Peaks of the World seven continent's. Do you dream about your top, or do you want to test yourself? We will try to do everything possible to make your dream come true, to climb Elbrus accompanied by experienced guides who sincerely love their work.
Group meeting at the airport of Mineralnye Vody in the day of the tour beginning at 12 PM near the fountain. A trip to the thermal springs: a bathe in hot mineral waters where you can remove fatigue after the road and spend enjoyable time in the healing pools. We come to the base camp (170 km from the airport - Elbrus settlement). Accommodation in the First Base Camp "Besson travel" is located in the hotel "Peak of Europe", right at the foot of Mount Elbrus. In the evening we have the first organizational daily meeting. After dinner we speak about equipment rental and answer on the other questions. A large rental of equipment and clothes for climbing is located right in the camp. The first night will be in the hotel.
Beginning of the lowest acclimatization. We climb to the mountain Cheget 3050 meters high and enjoy a delightful view of Elbrus. The task is to spend 2 hours at an altitude of 3050 m. Acquaintance with the mountains, description of the route of the Elbrus Mount Expedition, fitting and fixing the equipment. Turn back to the hotel for a meeting and rental. Second night we spend in the first base camp.
Acclimatization route to the observatory. Stop on the waterfalls "Girls' braids". Watch and feel an incredible beautiful waterfall at the foot of Elbrus. A great place for a photoshoot. Seasoned people can bathe in the most beautiful mountain waterfall, and make a wonderful dream come true. You can come into the streams, like in a movie. A water wall will be in front of you. We reach a height 3,500 meters along the classical route of the Mount Elbrus Expedition from the South. The panorama of the Caucasian ridge will help to get the necessary adrenaline, providing an inflow of energy. On the way down we pass the canyon "Wolf Gates" and return to the base camp in the village. Than we have a usual meeting afterwards and talk about results of the lower acclimatization phase. Get prepared for the transfer to the second camp, rental of equipment, clothes and shoes for climbing Elbrus. Equipment fitting. Night in the hotel.
We get up late and throw sleeping bags, equipment, food and clothes into a mountaineering hut to a height of 3,850 meters. A hut is above the clouds, which is the second base camp "Besson travel". Acquaintance with the terrain, training with an instructor on ice and snow preparation. Self-detainment at a steep slope and proper walking in mountaineering crampons with an ice axe on a glacier. Classes are conducted by:
- - Instructor Vladimir Kondrashov, the first guide. Master of Sports, champion of Russia in mountaineering;
- - Instructor Evgeny Kheraskov, the first guide. Candidate Master of Sports in mountaineering;
- - Instructor Igor Besson, the first guide, the organizer of the team "Besson travel".
The first night in a hut at an altitude of 3850 m.
Acclimatization route to the "Pastukhov Rocks". The height of the lower edge of the Pastukhov rocks is 4570 meters, the upper edge is 4700 meters. The task is to spend 1.5-2 hours at an altitude of 4700 meters, to fix the top phase of the acclimatization. We master the technique of correct movement in mountaineering crampons and technique of the speed downhill.
The second night we spend in a mountain hut, which is the second base camp.
The day of relax, the body recovery before the mountain's peak storming. If desired, you can go down to the first Base Camp, take a shower, recover your strength before the summit of Elbrus.
The successful location of the second base camp allows you to make an operational descent and ascent on a modern cable car, in cabins with an amazing view from windows.
On the porch of the hut there are unbelievable views of the Caucasian Range. If you are lucky with the weather, you can see unforgettable sunrises, fiery sunsets, the milky way with the naked eye. You can see starfalls in August and September. Just make a wish while standing at the foot of the summit of the European continent with a breathtaking view.
Climbing to the Western summit of Elbrus with a height of 5,642 meters (Highest point of Europe and Russia), The main day in the tour. Beginning of the climbing peak near 2-3 AM. Ascent and descent takes from 10 to 14 hours. Return to the second base camp will take approximately 15 hours. We collect our stuff and get down by the cable car to the hotel. Than return equipment for hire. For participants who still have energy we have a festive dinner at the "Rakhat" or in the Base camp with open air barbecue. Rewarding climbers with Brand Certificates with outstanding badges for climbing Elbrus.
A "spare" day in case of bad weather. If the climb to Elbrus was successful - we get a rest. Feel free to: ride horses, visit the waterfall "Chuchhur", the "Narzanov's" glade and visit the famous V.S.Vysotsky's alpinist museum. The hotel has a sauna with a small swimming pool. Also there are famous restaurants with National kitchen and trout fishing nearby. Enjoy by walking across the souvenir market, Cheget and Azau glade.
Enjoy your breakfast in the morning. Than you will be taken to the airport of the city of Mineralnye Vody by minibus. Take photos on beautiful road of Baksansky canyon, say thankful "bye" to the mountains. The estimated time of arrival at the airport is at 12 PM.