Mt. Elbrus, Baksan Valley
(4.7/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
is a sleeping volcano with the highest peak in Europe capped in ice. The slopes are covered with 22 glaciers. Take a series of cable cars and chairlifts on the south route up to 4,045 m (13,270 ft), and then follow the flags toward the summit at 5,642 m (18,510 ft). Along the way, rest at one of the barrels or diesel huts. From the top you'll enjoy views of the entire Caucasus. The north route, which is more challenging, features a rescue hut in the saddle at 5,400 m (17,717 ft). For Mt. Elbrus and beyond, use our Baksan Valley vacation trip planner to get the most from your Baksan Valley vacation.
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  • Been here several times and each time as the first. In winter, the perfect conditions for skiing and in summer from the beauty of the mountains is breathtaking. All recommend
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  • And here on Elbrus we raised in a strong snowstorm. Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in Russia and Europe, deliver on the East (5621 m) and West (5642 m) peaks. Elbrus attracts a large number of active recreation. Trails are available for experienced supporter of extremal sports and for newbies, but newcomers in such weather is not worth even trying to ski or snowboard, and even more so the ascent with the mountaineers somehow reached Azau station. Waited for the queue on kanatku. Eerily froze. But anticipation of recovery and new impressions sunned on the inside. Lifts on Mount Elbrus include two new cable car and chair lift queue 2. 1. Azau (2350 m)-Ken (3000 m) 2. Ken (3000 m)-World (3500 m) 3. World (3500 m)-Gara-Bashi "(3850 m) Zametalo around very much. Visibility was no more than three metres, but with the cable car we saw walking supporter of extremal sports, which weather does not become a hindrance. When you reach the station "the old horizon" we rushed to the café to bask warm tea. Climb up to the Mir station, daredevils remained smaller. Namelo snow so much that the technique worked well. But we at the station decided to get at any price. Of course, we have not been able to visit the Museum, but zakopalis' in the snow. We could only see the monument to the defenders of these milestones during the GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR 1941-1945 Gg Let snowstorms, snow and wind shear, we still got a lot of positive emotions, and very thankful for such a reception. Mt.elbrus
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  • Overall the service and support given was good. Unfortunately we were in a mixed ability (fitness) group that frequently became fragmented, which was frustrating, despite this we did like being in an ...  more »