Mt. Elbrus, Baksan Valley

Must see · Mountain · Ski Area
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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  • In August 2019 I had the pleasure of visiting Mount Elbrus with Elbrus Tours. Here are a few things to know......#1. The Elbrus area is very safe....its basically a ski/resort town....not once did....  more »
  • If your dream is to climb the Seven Summits, the list of easiest to hardest mountains varies. Usually though Mt. Elbrus is one of the first because it requires very limited technical mountaineering...  more »
  • My son and I recently climbed Mt Elbrus (South Side) with Elbrus Tours and it was one of the BEST experiences I've ever had. The somewhat complicated itinerary from US to Russia was made very...  more »
  • I really love it, but I never went there.
  • Gorgeous mountain, one of the 7 summits. The views from the top are great too (when not in whiteout, of cause). The south side is a little spoiled by civilization (mostly skiing infrastructure) so only after 5300 m you start feeling truly in alone and a little detached from civilization. Still great experience, though!
  • Sound wonderful too mee but 5642m isn't a tall mountain for me. We have like numbers of mountains more than 5000m.
  • Top of Europe- a true lifetime experience to stand on top!
  • Most beautiful place i have ever seen. The highest peak in Europe with the sea level of 5,642m. Wonderful view. I recommend to go there.

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