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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport of the city of Mineralnye Vody by minibus. Arriving to airport around 1 p.m.