Ski Mountaineering: Elbrus 5642 mt
places availables in may 2019 from 12th to 18th and from 19th to 25th. This is a 7-day ski expedition into the heart of the mighty Caucasus Range. Nestled between the Caspian and the Black Sea, it’s a seriously wild place! The trip combines some excellent ski-touring with the possibility of an ascent of the highest summit in Europe – Elbrus (5642m).
In May snow conditions are usually excellent and the surroundings are majestic and virtually undeveloped. We start with some superb day touring in the Adyr-Su and Baksan valley before attempting the Elbrus ascent which, with the right weather conditions, is relatively straightforward with crampons and ice-axes required on the icy upper slopes.
– Spend more nights in a mountain tent allowing a good journey to be made and early start to complete a long tour.
– Some sections of the ascent may require using crampons, the use of an ice axe and being roped up. Skiing includes many sustained 40 degree slopes.
– Emergency rescue facilities in the mountains are very limited and you need to be able to deal with demanding conditions and basic facilities.