Mt. Elbrus, Baksan Valley

(4.7/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Mt. Elbrus 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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  • MOUNT ELBRUS! the highest peak in Russia and Europe. The climate is mild, low humidity Elbrus, Frost transferred easily. The weather is very unstable: clear windless day can instantly turn into a snowy bad weather with strong winds we experienced it. At the foot of Mount Elbrus cafes await you, pool, saunas. Nature is just divine!
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  • Impressions-SUPER! Everyone enjoyed it, amazing nature, kinds of indescribable beauty, very many young people. All advise to go there!
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  • The most incredible impression that blocked the path complexity, fatigue, malaise, headache and more. Very lucky with the weather. It is impossible to convey the full senses when the climbing begins at sunrise. The truth is no matter how he tried, I did not see!
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