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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  • skiing for advanced skiers, lifts the primitive ... the road ill prepared and practically they are not clean
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  • Climbing in may, changeable weather, exposed areas of the body burn up quickly. Tune in on interesting physically arduous work. Snow very much. Very nice, try not to be afraid to go to the mountain. I wish you good luck!
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  • Good slopes for beginners. A great free ride when there is snow. Frustrating only price to climb by snowmobile or snow patrol car night tours-800r./person. It's too! On the Mount of food Cook more delicious than in the Café downstairs.
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