Climbing Mount Elbrus

Who didn't dream to climb the one of the highest peak of the world Elbrus? The summit of Europe and Russia, the western peak of Elbrus is 5642 meters high. To make a dream come true and climb to Elbrus, accompanied by experienced mountain guides, instructors of the Besson team

  • A bright team of professional Guides;
  • We got a serious experience of climbing tours;
  • With own program for climbing;
  • Fitness and Photo tours to Elbrus for wives and children of climbing participants;
  • Amazing friendly company;
  • Beautiful, cozy accommodation on Elbrus;
  • 2 own base camps at the foot of the mountain;
  • The first base camp is in the hotel "Peak of Europe";
  • Second base camp in a mountaineering hut at 3850 meters;
  • Own rental of climbing equipment, clothes and shoes on Elbrus;
  • Youth trained groups;
  • A big desire to realize Your Dream;

SCHEDULE OF ski-tour CLIMBING elbrus 2019


    
PERIOD PRICE (USD)
1 APRIL 05.04 - 13.04 835
2 APRIL 13.04 - 21.04 835
 3  APRIL 21.04 - 29.04 835


PROGRAM OF SKI-TOUR CLIMBING ELBRUS 2019 

Day 1
Group meeting at the airport of Mineralnye Vody in the day of  the tour beginning at 1.30 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 team" 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.    
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Day 2
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.    
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Day 3
If snow condition allow, we climbing to Mir ski lift station by cableways (3450 m). Ski-tour up to Garabashi station (3800 m) and back. Otherwise, acclimatization route to the observatory. Stop on the waterfalls "Girls' braids". A great place for a photoshoot. Seasoned people can bathe in the most beautiful mountain waterfall, and make one of their dream come true. We reach a height 3,100 meters along the classical route of the Mount Elbrus. 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.    
Day 4
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 team".  Ski-tour to base "Priut 11" (“To the Shelter of Eleven”) or above (depends from the level of training of participants). The first night in a hut at an altitude of 3850 m.    
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Day 5
Ski-tour up 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 4800 meters, to fix the top phase of the acclimatization. The second night we spend in a mountain hut, which is the second base camp.    
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Day 6
The day of relax, the body recovery before the mountain's peak storming. 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.  If desired, you can go down to the first Base Camp, take a shower, recover your strength before the summit of Elbrus.    
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Day 7

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 1-3 AM and we will come back around 12-3 p.m. We collect our stuff and get down by the cableways and back to the hotel. Than return equipment for climbing. In depending on the condition of the snow on the slope, a group can ski to the saddle between 2 summit of Elbrus or to the western summit. Every person in the group must have crampons for climbing.    

   
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Day 8
Reserve day in case of  bad weather. If the climb to Elbrus was successful - we get a rest. Feel free to: ride horses, visit the "Narzanov's" glade and 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. Rewarding climbers with Brand Certificates with outstanding badges for climbing Elbrus.    
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Day 9
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport of the city of Mineralnye Vody by minibus. Arriving to airport around 1 p.m.    
PRICE OF THE SKI-TOUR "CLIMBING ELBRUS" INCLUDES:
  • Accommodation at the modern hotel "Peak of Europe" Elbrus settlement, First Base Camp.
  • (5 Nights) In the Hotel: the boys' room is shared. The girls' rooms are separate for 2-3 person. Equipment and clothes rental, large living room with kitchen, ashing machine, several showers, a sauna with a small pool, a games room (billiards, tennis, hockey), free of charge. WiFi, barbecue in the yard, free of charge secure parking.
  • Nights in the Alpinist Hut "Besson team", shelter at an altitude of 3850 meters, which is the Second Base Camp (3-4 Nights). 
  • Transfer from Mineralnye Vody airport to Elbrus Mountain and back (170 km one way).
  •  A trip to the thermal springs, where we bath in therapeutic mineral water, including the fee for entrance tickets to the springs.
  • The entrance fee to the "National Park Prielbruse".
  • Acclimatization ascents according to the program of the tour: the waterfall "Devichye Kosy", the Observatory, Cheget Mountain and the rocks "Pastukhova", accompanied by guides.
  • Mountain Guides' service. Guides and instructors, for the whole ski- tour, including climbing to the western summit of Elbrus 5642m.
  • Classes with an instructor on ice and snow preparation. Self-detention on the slope and proper walking in crampons with ice axe and trekking poles on the glacier.
  • Organization of radio communication and navigation. Also the cost includes registration in the secure service of the Ministry for Emergency Situations on the route.
  • Group equipment.
  • Company Certificate of Ascent in the end of the expedition. 
  •  An unforgettable, cheerful, enthusiastic company and a team who loves everything they do. 
  • Everyone can get a photo and video report from the trip in the original size, see the samples on this website and our Facebook group.
  • *You get a special price for full meals (8 days): breakfasts and dinners for 70 USD. Paid after arrival for the whole tour, not included in the price.
  • POSSIBLE MONEY EXPENSES (NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE):
  • Official Invitation letter for the Russian Tourist Visa (Visa support). 70 USD. We email it to you immediately after we got your deposit payment and a scanned copy of your passport ID.
  • Medical special insurance. The package must include cover for a range of eventualities such as repatriation, emergency helicopter transportation, mountain rescue and searh equipment with a helpline available 24 hours a day (35 – 50 $). 
  • Railway ticket to Mineralnye Vody airport and back (price depends on the season).
  • Plane ticket to Mineralnye Vody airport in both directions 110-260 USD. The price depends on the dates, check the prices on the airlines' websites. The earlier you buy - the cheaper it costs.
  • Full meals for 8 days 70 USD for the whole tour, read more about meals here.
  • Descent from Cheget Mountain by cable car on the second day of the program (13 USD).
  • One time lift on the Southern slope of Elbrus to an altitude of 3850 meters. The transfer of equipment and stuff to the hut, which is the second base camp (20 USD).
  • Souvenirs ... depends how much you want! Price starts from 2 USD and up to infinity ... until the place in the backpack will allow.
  • Rental of equipment and clothes on Elbrus. Equipment rental usually costs 75-125 USD if you got your own clothes partly. Here you can calculate it in details.
  • At the request of the whole group we can use a Snowcat (a self-propelled machine capable of dropping the group to a height of 4700-5000 meters during the summit) from the hut 3850 meters to the upper edge of "Pastukhov Rocks"(4700 m) on the night of the summit. The price is about 70 USD, depends how many people in the group. It goes up to 1km on height and saves about 3 hours of sleep and walk. It can be ordered only at the request of the whole group and also raises to an altitude of 5100 meters (about 100 USD per person).
  • At your request you can live in separate luxury hotel rooms (surcharge 145 USD) or standard class (85 USD).