Mt. Elbrus, Baksan Valley

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#1 of 15 in Outdoors in North Caucasian District
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). Using our international travel planner, Baksan Valley attractions like Mt. Elbrus can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Everything was really well organized and all the people involved in the organization was amazing. Although the summit day we have extra guides as Viktor, Michail and Ramadan who were excellent guides ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Our group was made up of three friends from London, Dubai, and Washington DC who joined Pilgrim Tours' 10-day itinerary. We were joined by others from all over the world and successfully summited on d...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    That talk about him? Mountain giant, shakes its nature and grandeur. Many people seek to ascend to the top, but it is good to be prepared. Weather is changing very fast and can play a cruel joke. And the mountain is beautiful! At least cool climb to podemnike summer top and touch the real ancient glacier and cosmic cold, while the bottom 30-degree heat in the Valley.
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