Mt Elbrus (5,642m)
Day 2: Cheget Peak (3000m)
Day 3: Acclimatisation Hike to Priutt Refuge (4100m)
Day 4: Acclimatisation Hike to Pastukhov Rocks (4700m)
Day 5: Skills refresher day
Day 6: Summit day
Day 7: Spare Day
Day 8: Departure Day
1. What is included?
- Official invitation letter for Russian Visa
- Airport transfers
- Climbing permit/ National Park fees/ Registration fees
- Russian Banya (Sauna) access
- Unlimited free bottled water
The course excludes:
- International flights
- Technical equipment (Can be rented)
- Any visa fees
- Personal travel and rescue insurance
- Snowcat on summit day
2. What are the visa requirements?
To enter Russia you’ll need to get a visa before you travel. Make sure you allow enough time to get your visa. The Russian Embassy advised in March 2018 that it takes around 20 business days (4 weeks) to process most visa applications. For further information, see the Russian embassy website and the website of VFS Global who manage Russian visa applications.
3. Do I need immunisations?
We can't advise you on this, but we recommend you check at http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx .
4. Am I fit enough?
Mt Elbrus requires you to trek at altitude for sometimes up to 14 hours per day, with a small 10kg rucksack on. We recommend you train with long hikes and/or a sport of your choice (e.g. running).
5. How old do I need to be?
The minimum age for this trek is 18.
6. Do I have the required skills?
The skill level is Intermediate. Ice axe and crampon use is essential. Basic rope skills will be required
7. What equipment do i need?
You will need clothing suitable to -18C and appropriate mountaineering equipment (Crampons, Ice Axe, B3 mountaineering boots etc). You can rent these in Russia if needed. A full kit list is provided within the course PDF.