NEXT TRIP: 10 – 20 September 2018

As a part of our Adventures Global trip to the top of this beautiful peak, Mount Elbrus, you will first travel up to 3800 metres by a system of cable cars, erected between 1959 and 1976. The first to summit this peak were Gardner, Grove, Walker, Knubel and Akhia Sottaiev, way back in 1874. The name is thought to come from the word alborz, derived from the name of a mythological mountain in Persian legend. Found in the Caucasus mountain range, near the border of Georgia, this peak is an inactive volcano.
Skill Level
As the toughest of all climbs, the Umbwe Route demands high levels of fitness and stamina. At times, you will need to use tree routes in order to haul yourself from one spot to the next during the first two days. That being said, there is no “technical climbing” involved along the way – just sheer grit and determination to get to the top! You will also need to be comfortable trekking with a 5kg daypack on your back.
Visa's and Vaccinations


 Visas are required by everyone ahead of time. Please consult your nearest Consulate or Embassy for details.


No immunizations are currently required to enter Russia. That being said, the following vaccinations are recommended:

  • Tetanus/Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis A&B Vaccine
Climbing Elbrus is a unique experience and one that I will never forget. I would not have achieved success if I did not have Ronnie and his team at my side. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me get to the summit and safely back down again John

Johannesburg, South Africa

What a wonderful 10 days out in the mountains. Polishing up on my snow and ice skills added to my confidence on that final traverse just before the summit. I have never felt so cold before, but the views on summit day took my breath away. Thank you Adventures Global for a truly remarkable experience Neil

Perth, Australia

14 days door-to-door
43°21’18″N 42°26’21″E
From USD$ 3949
  • International airfare and departure taxes
  • Visa costs
  • Items of a personal nature – personal gear, telephone calls, laundry etc.
  • Staff/guide gratuities
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, mineral water and boiled water
  • Personal medical expenses, medical and evacuation insurance
  • Use of the snow cat on the ascent or the descent
  • Any costs arising from flight cancellation/delays, political disturbance or natural disaster
  • Personal medical expenses, medical and evacuation insurance
  • Any costs arising from flight cancellation/ delays, political disturbance or natural disasters.
  • All climbing fees and permits
  • Two hotel nights in Moscow on a bed and breakfast basis (twin beds sharing)
  • Welcome dinner in Moscow
  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
  • Domestic airfares (Moscow to Mineral Vody and back to Moscow a
  • All lodge nights in Terskol (twin beds sharing)
  • Three meals a day in Terskol
  • All accommodation and meals whilst on the climb
  • Hot drinks with meals
  • Western leader/facilitator
  • Local Head Guide and Assistant Guides when necessary
  • General first aid kit
  • Celebration meal after the climb

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