Mount Elbrus

(18,510ft/5,642m), Russia

Elbrus Overview

  • Vern Tejas will be guiding our 2015 expeditions. Read More
  • This year's teams saw 100% success. Read More

Why Climb With Us?

  • Alpine Ascents Success on Elbrus: Read More
  • Our Elbrus expedition is very demanding logistically and we offer several key elements that separate our climb from other outfitters
  • An Alpine Ascents guide leads each trip. Read More.

For This Year

  • See our Schedule for the upcoming season along with current prices and what is included in your expedition costs. Read More

Former Climbers Say

  • 'The trip was largely as I expected - first class all the way. The schedule was followed like clockwork without any hitches.'
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Base Camp & Beyond

  • Read our day to day itinerary for this expedition. Our schedule has been finely honed over the past 20 years. Read More
  • Prior climbing experience is required, view our list of prerequisites: Read More

Elbrus

  • We visit both Moscow and St. Petersburg and have an extended itinerary for inclement weather.
  • We invite you to read about the Key Elements of our Climb and Success Read More

Our South Side Route up Elbrus:
Day 6 Move gear to “barrels” where we lodge at about 11,000 feet. We use the tram and ski lift to help move our gear. Sleep in Barrels. (Lodging conditions such as the “barrels” may change from year to year).

Day 7: Move gear to “barrels” where we lodge at about 12,000 feet. We use the tram and ski lift to help move our gear. Here we put on crampons and hike up to the old Pruitt Hut. Sleep in Barrels. (Lodging conditions such as the “barrels” and Pruitt Hut change from year to year depending on current construction. Our schedule may be adjusted to utilize the best available shelters.)

Day 8: Hike to Pastukov rocks (15,416 feet) and travel back to lodging.

Day 9: Move to hut and spend the afternoon readying ourselves for the summit attempt. Lodge in Hut.

Day 10: Summit day. Depart camp via Sno-cat at 3:00am and ride to Pastukov Rocks area. From the rocks we begin our summit ascent. It is a long summit day and look for a 12-hour round trip climb. From the summit we have excellent views of the Caucuses, including Ushba, the Matterhorn of the region. Descend to lodging.