Tourism types: Ski-tour|
Region: Russia » Caucasus » Elbrus Region (Prielbrusye)
Level of Proficiency: good physical and skiing form
Length of Tour: 8 days, 7 nights
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The program is offered to participants, who are in good physical shape and have confidence in skiing. During prolonged expeditions (2 to 5 hours) using the ski touring equipment, you will find yourself in seldom visited areas with greater opportunities for off-piste skiing. In all likelihood, you will make only one descent on this day, but what! The emotional component of these routes is so high that some of you won’t immediately be able to clearly answer the question, Which is the most interesting one - climbing up, enjoying the serenity and unique landscapes or climbing down? Travelling - many feel the harmony of this day: an ascent and a descent ...
In the course of ascents and descents, you will learn to better understand the mountains and "read the terrain” in the course of intimate interactions with our guides. They will tell you, how to plot the safest route of ascent and descent, will conduct workshops on avalanche equipment.
After active acclimatization, Welcome to Elbrus!
Route: Mineralnye Vody – Terskol vil. – skitour– Terskol vil – Mineralnye Vody airport
Arrival to Mineralnye Vody airport, meeting our staff, transfer to Terskol. Elbrus region (3-3,5 hours). Hotel accommodation. Briefing with the guide – discussing the program, checking equipment for the Cheget trip.
Ascent in two lines from Cheget glade (2100 m) by cableway to Cheget Mountain up to a height of 3000m (30 minutes). Acclimatization trip to Cheget cupola (3470m), elevation 1470 m, 1 to-2 hours of ascent by ropeway. At the top, there is a good viewing platform overlooking the Elbrus, the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range. The route runs along a rocky ridge. A small snack, packed lunch and slide down the snowy slopes of the southern Cheget. Outing takes about 3 to 5 hours. Return to the hotel. Meet the guide, discuss the program for the next day, look at and select your personal equipment, prepare to enter the Green hotel - to gorge Adyl-Su.
Acclimatization hike to the gorge Adylsu followed by an ascent near the Gumachi False Pass (3576m). Back to the hotel. Packed lunch.
From the mountaineering camp Dzhantugan, we go past the shelter Adylsu MO (2200m) to the shelter Green Hotel (2400m). Here, we take a little rest and then via the moraine on the right, we exit to the glacier Dzhankuat. Further, we go up along right side of the glacier, we reach its center, go under the slopes of the Aristov Rocks (a closed glacier, so we move in groups), and before reaching the foot of the Pass, we start ascending on the right steep snow slope that leads to the Pass. (The Pass is the border and it is forbidden to transgress!!), We make a stop here, relax and climb down. In good weather, it offers a beautiful view of Mount Elbrus and crater East Summit is clearly visible! 3 to 4 hours from the Green Hotel. The descent is via the ascent route. Back to the hotel.
Ascend by shuttle ropeway up to Mir station - Staryi Krugozor (3000m) - Mir (3500m) - Garabashi (3850m). Ski tour to the rocks of Pastukhov - 4600 m and descend via the ascent route – down, to Azau - 2200 m. Vertical descent - 2300 meters. Back to the hotel.
Discuss the program for the next day, look at and select your personal equipment.
Ski tour to Chiper Azau Pass (3264m). Vertical descent - 964 m The route passes through a narrow canyon river Azau along vertical cliffs with horizontal and vertical projection of faceted basalts that have appeared in the course of the volcanic activity of Mount Elbrus. Descend via the ascent route. Back to the hotel.
Ski touring to Shheldinsk gorge up to a height of 2800 meters, to the Shheldinsk bend. Here we are at the foot of a beautiful mountain - Shhelda and there is a splendid view of the peak Shurovski and the World-famous USHBA Summit (regrettably only the North Peak is visible!) After a rest and a photo shoot, descent to AUSB Shhelda 1900m. Vertical descent 900 m. Transfer back to the hotel.
Ski touring to small Kogutai (3732m). Vertical descent 1632m. It happens under the conditions of good weather and stable snow cover, since the first half of the route runs along the steep couloirs - ATTENTION, AVALANCHE PRONE AREA! Descent to Cheget glade via the ascent route.
Return to the hotel.
Hotel breakfast, transfer to the airport of Mineralnye Vody. 3-3,5 hours. Flight home.
1. “Alpindustria” staff company for all the program. An English -speaking guide.
2. Transport. All transfers according to the program (Mineralnye Vody airport – hotel- airport, transfers to Adylsu valley, transfers in the region). Minibuses or sedans according to the groupsize.
hotel (DBL, FB) – 7 nights
4. Elbrus and Cheget cable-way/chair lift return tickets according to the program.
5. Food. Full board in the Caucasus - 2 meals a day in hotel restaurants. Pocket lunch while treks and climbing.
6. Local and state tourist taxes:
a. Passports registration;
b. Border area Pass;
c. Visa invitation;
1. Single accommodation extra fee
Ozon hotels*** - 25 Eu per day/pax (Rack rate)
Single fee should be paid to Terskol account\office directly.
2. Additional food and drinks. Lunch on the way to/from the airport is not included.
3. Additional transfers and cable-way tickets (not included in the program)
4. Equipment rental.
Domestic and international air fare. Insurance.
During the trip:
- for the foreign citizens - international passport, migration card (given while crossing the Russian border), visa stamp.
At the height of 5,000 m or more, it can be rather cold: -20 in summer; -40 in winter. Sometimes wild winds blow. We prepare ourselves for the worst weather conditions. At the same time, it can be rather hot down in the valley at the same time.
Equipment rental. The price of the full set of equipment for Elbrus climbing is from 1000 rub per day for 1 pax. For booking equipment you should inform us beforehand giving the boot and clothes sizes.
Sweater/thin fleece shirt.
Fleece/windblock jacket and trousers.
Gortex (membrane tissue) jacket and trousers.
Wind-proof mask (balaclava)
Mittens (it’s better to have two pairs).
You can take a warm down jacket with you.
Plastic or leather boots designed for ascents. It’s better to have welted boots and climbing crampons with automatic bindings.
Comfortable climbing harness.
Telescope ski poles.
Climbing crampons with automatic bindings (matching your boots).
Sometimes, we have a rest sitting on a stone, that’s why it’s good to have a carrimat to sit on. You can use it inside your tent: it can be placed under a gas stove or a hot pan.
Carry mat/inflatable mat to sleep on in the snow.
Sleeping bag to keep you warm when camping (a comfortable temperature of +10).
Climbing Mt.Elbrus is an active kind of sport in the mountains potentially dangerous for the life and health for all the participants of this program.. Our guides will provide the necessary level of safety in case you will follow the Safety Insruction. The guide has a radio, GPS, mobile telephone, all necessary group equipment.
Decision of stopping the programme when the weather and snow conditions impose a threat to lives of the participants is in exclusive competency of the guide accompanying the group on the route and can not be discussed. The guide is responsible for providing safety on all kinds of mountain relief.
All guests should have medical insurance in case of incidents or immediate illness which can cover medical and other expenses in emergency.
Our basic hotels are Ozon, Povorot and Chiran.
These are modern, comfortable hotels having all the necessary infrastructure and comfortable rooms, and with polite and responsive staff.
There are more spartan furnishings in the high-altitude shelters. Shelters are equipped with beds and a kitchen, toilet outside. The furniture includes beds with mattresses, blankets and pillows, a table and an electric heater. Temperature up to +18 C, the floor is colder (+5 C), and you will have to spend the night in a sleeping bag.
We use comfortable passenger cars for transfers (depending on the number of persons in a group) or minibuses for 10 to 15 persons. Generally, it is Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and the like.
Depending on the number of persons in each group, transport is provided:
• Comfortable passenger cars or minibuses for 10 to 15 persons (Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, etc.).
Important: Prepaid transfer for airport - hotel - airport is available only part of a group once on the day of arrival and once on the departure day. At your request, we can book a private transfer by a passenger car for an additional fee.
We ascend to the high-altitude shelter by cable cars, and ratrak can be used for reaching to Pastukhov rocks.
During your stay at the hotel, half board meals are provided in the Elbrus region. On the mountain, a cook (for a group of 2 persons onwards) will cook for you, while packed lunch (sandwich, fruit, biscuits, chocolate and a pack of juice) is served during daytime acclimatization trips. Utensils are provided. Gas is available at Barrels.
If you have any restrictions on food, for example, if you are a vegetarian, you must inform us in advance. We will do everything to make you feel comfortable.
A guide from our company will be working with you. All employees of Alpindustria adventure Team are at your service.
Temperature in the Valley varies from 20 to 30 degrees. It can be from +15 to -5 on the mountain at an altitude of 3500 m, and from +10 to -15 on top depending on the weather. In bad weather, we try not to venture out.
In the valley, it can be up to -20, but this is rare, usually -5 to 10 degrees. On the mountain, the temperature can drop up to -40 at an altitude of 5000 m.
• Please meet our rules of payment conditions. To provide a successful and safe realization of the program we are to undertake definite efforts and preparation which require expenses.
Down payment when booking is 5000 rub. In case you cancel the trip it is not refundable.
• Full payment should be done not later than 20 days prior to the beginning of the program. If the full payment is not done in this term we consider the trip cancelled and quit the booking.Please, be aware that the first payment is not refunded in this case.
• You can pay in cash in our offices in Moscow, make a bank money transfer or via credit card on-line.
A First-aid kit to render first aid is available with the guide. At any time and in any place, the guide has the ability to communicate with the rescuers of MES. You should be in possession of specific individual medicines.
• Moscow - Mineralnye Vody - Moscow flight, international flights.
• In case of an early descent from the high-altitude shelter before the period stipulated in the program, hotel accommodation.
• Money paid for shelters, booked in advance in accordance with the tour program is not refunded. We earnestly hope that you understand these conditions well. In peak season, seats in the shelters are not adequate for all guests, so we book the seats in advance considering the required number of reserve days.
• Local souvenirs.
• Self-catering in the valley (the average price for lunch/supper starts from 300 rubles per head). In the valley, there are many cafes and restaurants, mostly of Caucasian cuisine.
• Climbing by ratrak on the day of ascent costs 600 euros per ratrak (a group of up to 10 persons).
• Excursion ticket by chair lift to Cheget costs 450 rubles per head and by shuttle ropeway to Azau costs 750 rubles per head.
The guide always has a radio-set and a satellite phone on any outing. This set allows you to get in touch anywhere at any time.
Mobile communication ends in Hurzuk settlement. You can use satellite communication for an additional fee. The hotels have Wi-Fi internet access.
You got question? Call us +7(495) 229-50-70 (Moscow)