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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  • We were unlucky with the weather it was not sunny days! We stopped terskol to lifts 10 min walk (closer no where!) about the hotel: the title-Track-2000 Cost day room with a single bed (C12 to 12) Dignity: staff Super (girls even borrowed shampoo) brought an extra blanket and was allowed to stay until 2:00 pm in the room, while the Café located on the 1 floor come eat even with neighboring hotels say tastier and bjudzhetnee! And indeed it is! Cons: cold floors in the toilet bathroom m as well as a very cool one wall (but it is tolerated) Raised on the lifts to an altitude of 3800 but visibility was zero (station Mir visited the café as well as a Museum of the defence of Elbrus. Uncle there present her case fan all tell m will show absolutely free himself came and invited) very sad of course that the Museum exists only on the provision that's such interested people in local and the climbers ... Fine now I conquered this place and want to come here summer! And yet, there's a very cheap souvenirs and tea as well as wool! (I did not buy a lot ... t to the thought that descend on the way back, away from the crowded point and there's buying but there no where not already traded or even though the shelves were. .. as well as on its way from Mount Elbrus to Nal'chiku there is a 10-minute drive away in Nazran)
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  • Raised with the Club CityEscape. Climbing Elbrus from the South along with all the guys, under the leadership of Philip and Sasha became my main adventure yet! Thanks to the organizers, it was wonderful! As I said at the evening singles, "go to Elbrus with this Club, not because the Elbrus, but because with this club!" Even the idea itself (then still a distant dream) originated on one of LDPE with SitiJeskejpom and once again thank you Philip for being supported. And another huge thanks to all the guys with whom I had the opportunity to experience this adventure! Thanks for the good mood, for the help, support and faith! And for the unrestrained laughter, which Sasha warned to descend down the shelter;)) Can accurately say that every moment of the event I was absolutely happy! Even when it was hard or sad, or ended money everything is happy! Can only view photos, sigh that none of them will give a real beauty visited places, and look forward to new meetings with the Club and all the guys!
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  • Committed ascent in July. Serious test for me as a beginner. But satisfied remained prohibitively. Recommend to everyone!
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