- Day 1: Arrive in Mineralnye Vody Airport
Arrival day. Group transfer at 13:00 (1 PM) from Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV) to Terskol village. Accommodation at the RMH lodge. Welcome briefing and orientation. Signing Waivers and required documentation. Gear check
- Day 2: Cheget Peak (3000m)
Acclimatisation hike to Cheget peak (3000m) will take us about 5 hours. It is so nice to relax at the "Ai" cafe (2750m.) where you can appreciate a panoramic view of the Baksan valley and the twin summits of Mt.Elbrus. Ascent of Mt.Cheget and then return to the lodge.
- Day 3: Acclimatisation Hike to Priutt Refuge (4100m)
After breakfast you vacate your rooms. Check-out. Transfer to the cable-car station Azau. You take two trams and a chairlift up to the Garabashi lift station (3750m). Check into the Mountain hut (3750m). An acclimatisation hike to 4100m. (where Priutt 11 Refuge was situated).
- Day 4: Acclimatisation Hike to Pastukhov Rocks (4700m)
After breakfast you’ll do an hike to 4700m to the top of the Pastukhov Rocks. From everywhere on the slopes of Elbrus a panorama of the Central Caucasus spreads out.
- Day 5: Skills refresher day
Rest day. Snow & Ice training with basic level self-arrest course. This is to prepare for your big summit day. Guides meeting with a group.
- Day 6: Summit day
Today is the big day! An early start of 2am – 3am will follow an 8 hour ascent of Mt Elbrus. It is time to put all your skills into practice as you scale Europe’s highest peak. Don’t worry if the weather does not allow us to attempt the summit today. You will have a spare day tomorrow to give you another opportunity. The day will end with a 4 – 6 hour hike back to the lodge, or another evening in the mountain hut if you didn’t have our summit chance today.
- Day 7: Spare Day
Reserve day: This is an extra day to allow us to attempt the summit, if the weather did not allow the previous day. Back to the lodge for refreshments and certificate presentation.
- Day 8: Departure Day
Departure day. Morning transfer at 10:00 (10 AM) from Terskol village to Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV).