Mt. Elbrus, Baksan Valley

(4.7/5 based on 200 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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  • The infinitely beautiful. From the Meadow azau go two types of lifts. The old pendulum and new Gondola (new price from 1600 to 2100 per day). From thirds queue (Gara-Bashi) to Glade trail is very diverse and, in principle, not difficult. The price for the ski lifts didn't bite, but if no experience on such a long road, I recommend to take subscriptions for 4:00, it's about 3 full descents and unprepared person behind the eye. In General, the Elbrus is the Peak of Europe and if you love the mountains simply need to visit the
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  • Группа 989 или 50 тысяч шагов к мечте. Точно не помню, когда и как у меня родилась мечта подняться на высочайшую вершину Европы - Эльбрус. Но к моменту, когда она окончательно сформировалась, мы с Ири...  more »
  • Almost all days on Mount Elbrus stood a good, sunny weather was excellent visibility. In recent days, at night it snowed, so always try to climb to Garabashi that would ride on a velvet snow. The route length of 8 km. leaves pleasant memories. In principle, from the great Horizons to Garabashi trail, below there are 3 Horizons ledennyh plot, on which not all pros were able to resist. See the sign, it means that the quiet running underneath the ice, be careful! If it is sunny, you climb the Shelter 11 or higher to Pastukhova rocks.
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