Mt. Elbrus, Baksan Valley

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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). 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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  • Had a great experience climbing Mount Elbrus With Pilgrim Tours. Me and my wife was in the first Group of the season. We did not make the summit because of avalace danger. We had to turn back at 5000 ...  more »
  • Climbed north route last year it is a stunning climb but not an easy one, went on a tour which is the best approach  more »
  • I've just come back from a ski tour of the north route of Elbrus with ElbrusTours.ru. I had a great time and thought I'd share some views which might be helpful to others: - Elbrus itself: while not t...  more »

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