Mt. Elbrus, Baksan Valley

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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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  • Resided in the Terskol. In July there was no placement problems. The prices for habitation began from 600 rubles. Kitchen in local cafes is good, fed from the soul. It was interesting to walk through the mountains and the river Baksan.
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  • Not the first year arrive on Mount Elbrus. Great view, great slope. Perfect skiing period February-March. A surprising number of rentals (if you don't have your own equipment) this year opened a good training slope. The only downside, lack of diversity of slopes, in fact she is one. Lift staff, plus when the resort a lot people don't buy a subscription for a few days. Now from Azau to Mount Bashi 2000. The town itself in not very good condition, dirty and not well cared for. Especially there is no entertainment.
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  • Hundreds of people annually make climbing Elbrus, overcoming obstacles, struggling with the weather, want to get close to the spellbinding peak. For those who are not ready for the sporting feats, Salvation serves as a TSD. It consists of three parts and it can climb to an altitude of 3800 meters. But that is not the limit. Further there is a possibility to climb up with the help of special machines on wide tracks-snowgroomers. And it will already be about 4500 metres. At all stages of the recovery kind of open up fascinating. At the top is all around in the clouds.
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