Arriving in Mineralnye Vody before 2 pm / July, 18; departure after 10 am / July, 26
Up to 2 pm meeting at the airport or railway station in Mineralnye Vody. Road to Terskol (2125 m.) and check in a Hotel.
Dinner, introducing with guides and plans in the evening.
Altitude gain: 2000 m.
Distance 500 m.
Acclimatization trekking to the "Peak Terskol" observatory at a height of 3127 m. On the way you can refresh yourself in the icy water of the waterfall "Girl's Tears".
Height gain: 1000 m.
Distance: 10 km.
We go up to Cheget, and on the way we look at the cafe "Ai", where famous Russian author Yuri Vizbor liked to spend time. At the last station of a cable road we'll eat "hychin"(famous local dish) with a stunning view of Elbrus (3000 m) and if the strength remains we'll climb to the top (3400 m). In the evening we will rent the necessary equipment and prepare the backpacks for the 3800 m.
Height gain: 1000 - 1300 m.
Distance: 12 - 15 km.
We are going up to Garabashi station (3800 m) with equipment by cable car. We are accommodated in a n alpine hut and if desired we will walk to famous "Shelter 11" (4050 m). In the evening we have dinner and prepare equipment.
Height gain: 1700 - 1900 m.
Distance: 1 - 5 km.
Acclimatization trekking to the Pastukhov's rocks (4700 m). As far as the group is ready we can climb up to 5000 m. In the evening we have a rest: hot tea, guitar songs and movies.
Height gain: 900 - 1200 m.
Distance: 7 km.
A day of rest. We will take lessons on snow and ice training, train to walk in crampons and in a bunch, move on the railing and practice the technique of self-containment on the slope. In the afternoon we prepare equipment, and at 18.00 we go to bed to go at midnight to climb.
Height gain: 0 m.
Distance: 0.5 km.
Day 7 (the top - 5642)
There are two options: we can start at 1 am and go by foot to the top of Mount Elbrus, or you can start at 4 am and take a snow tractor, which will take us to 4800 meters. The last option will save you a lot of effort and 3-4 hours of walking. We meet dawn on the Pastukhov's rocks, and on the top we will be about 9-11 am, depending on the pace of climbing. The descent will take 3 - 5 hours. At the hut after the descent we take apart the equipment, have dinner and rest.
Altitude gain: 1800 m.
Distance: 15 km.
If you make a successful climb, after we go down to Terskol and have as much fun as we can. We will definitely go to the banya (russian sauna), and in the evening we will have a celebration!
Spare day in case of bad weather. If everything goes according to plan, we use this day to rest, buy souvenirs and go to the sauna.
After breakfast, we pack our bags and go to Mineralnye Vody.
The program may be changed depending on the weather, the condition of participants and other factors.
The decision to stop climbing in conditions that threaten the safety of participants is the exclusive competence of the guide, and is not subject to discussion.
As a result of acclimatization and training, the guide has the right to refuse the final climb of Elbrus.