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Caucasus - Russia

Look at below photos. All of them are about Elbrus mount - the highest point of Europe - 5642m

Programs of climbing or ski-touring of Elbrus you can find on our site here

As we represent at least three variants of routes to the top - have a look at the Elbrus from three sides:

 

 

1. Interesting and exiting picture - Elbrus from the Space!

If you are interested - we can send you the same photo with the points on the picture.

And file with high resolution (1,5mb)

Here is the small file:

Elbrus mount from the Space

 

2. South - Classical route from Baksan Valley

 

 

 
Barrel Refuge (Bochki), Garabashi, 3750m

Refuge "Barrel", so-called

 "Bochki" on Garabashi,

3750m

 
Diesel Hut, 4050m

Diesel Hut, used for

accommodation instead

of burned Priut of 11

 
Elbrus from Station Mir
View of Elburs from Station Mir
 
"Kosaya Polka" 5100-5200m

View down from so-called

"Kosaya Polka" - place of

the traverse of the Elbrus

slope upper 5100m to the

 saddle

 
Ruines of Priut 11

Ruines of Priut of 11 after

 burning

 
Diesel Hut and Ruines of Priut 11

Diesel Hut (Generator Hut)

and Ruines of Priut 11

 

 

Above pictures are taken in May

Some more photos you can see on the page with short report about inspection tour with our best partner and friend from Austria Mr Letz (VerkehrsBuro, Vienna) here.

 

 3. North - I name this route "Narzan", as before climbing we visit and have a great rest at the glade Jilisu with mineral water springs.

Only very very strong man can give up taking a Narzan bath and start climbing this cold hard icy summit...

 

 
Narzan jacuzzi

Narzan bath as

 jacuzzi

 

 

In Narzan bath
How to climb after that?

 
Elbrus from North - general view

Elbrus from North,

General view

 

Elbrus from Jilisu glade

View of Elbrus from Narzan

bath

 
North slope of Elbrus

North slope of Elbrus

from North Hut

 
North Hut, 3700m
North hut, 3700m
 
Lenz's Rocks

North slope of Elbrus -

Lenz's Rocks

 
  

4. East - so-called Achkoriakosky Lava Flow through East Crater of Elbrus. Nice route, not so popular amonst alpinists, so less people, virgin nature, nice views!

 

 
East route from Irikchat

View of East route from

Irikchat pass (3800m) with

some points

 

Camp on Zamok campsite

Camp on Zamok (Castle)

campsite, appr 3800m,

beginning of Lava flow

 

Camp in the crater

Camp in the East crater

of Elbrus (appr 4800m)

 

Camp near top

Camp on East side, over

crater, near top

(appr 5250m)

 

5. Elbrus is simple technically summit.

All three routes (South, North, East) are easy.

BUT - and you must remember and keep in mind always - IT IS NOT SIMPLE MOUNT! AND IT HAS HUGE AMOUNT OF SURPISES FOR ALL CLIMBERS.

 

BE CAREFUL AND ATTENTIVE

 

 

Happy return after climb

I am happy - I am

alive! just arm and foot broken...

After climbing Elbrus

 

Return from Summit

Morning was so nice! Descent after

Summit at noon. Use GPS!

 

6. And last but not least!

I am happy that had possibility to sleep on the Summit! it was really great!

Last steps to the Top of Europe!

AND PRESENT FOR ALL WHO HAVE NOT BEEN ON ELBRUS!

ADMIRABLE, GLORIOUS, HEAVENLY, LOVELY, MAGNIFICENT, SPLENDID, MAGIC, GORGEOUS

VIEW FROM SUMMIT ON EARLY MORNING TO THE CAUCASUS, WHICH IS ALL UNDER YOUR FEET!

 

IT IS WORTH TO LIVE AND TRAVEL IF YOU CAN SEE SUCH VIEWS!

WELCOME!