Mount Elbrus mountaineering 7 Summits

Mount Elbrus

Elbrus Expeditions - South route

Elbrus is a dormant volcano in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, only 20 km from the Georgian border. It is the highest mountain of the European continent. Its West summit is 5,642 metres high, while the East one is 21 m shorter – 5,621 metres. It is the tenth most prominent peak in the world.  Compared with other summits, Elbrus is easier because of its comfortable conditions.

 

This mountain is a good option for those having first encounter with climbing summits. The difficulty depends on the route you are taking to climb Elbrus. The north route is much more difficult. On the summit day, there are 2,000 m to be climbed and there are no snowcat rides. On the south route, climbers can use snowcat ride for few hundred meters, and even via cableway, which save them some energy. Beginners does not need to carry heavy backpacks.

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Elbrus is a dormant volcano in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, only 20 km from the Georgian border. It is the highest mountain of the European continent. Its West summit is 5,642 metres high, while the East one is 21 m shorter – 5,621 metres. It is the tenth most prominent peak in the world.  Compared with other summits, Elbrus is easier because of its comfortable conditions.

 

This mountain is a good option for those having first encounter with climbing summits. The difficulty depends on the route you are taking to climb Elbrus. The north route is much more difficult. On the summit day, there are 2,000 m to be climbed and there are no snowcat rides. On the south route, climbers can use snowcat ride for few hundred meters, and even via cableway, which save them some energy. Beginners does not need to carry heavy backpacks.

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