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'The trip was largely as I expected - first class all the way. The schedule was followed like clockwork without any hitches.'
Base Camp & Beyond
We visit both Moscow and St. Petersburg and have an extended itinerary for inclement weather.
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Our South Side Route up Elbrus:
Day 6 Move gear to “barrels” where we lodge at about 11,000 feet. We use the tram and ski lift to help move our gear. Sleep in Barrels. (Lodging conditions such as the “barrels” may change from year to year).
Day 7: Move gear to “barrels” where we lodge at about 12,000 feet. We use the tram and ski lift to help move our gear. Here we put on crampons and hike up to the old Pruitt Hut. Sleep in Barrels. (Lodging conditions such as the “barrels” and Pruitt Hut change from year to year depending on current construction. Our schedule may be adjusted to utilize the best available shelters.)
Day 8: Hike to Pastukov rocks (15,416 feet) and travel back to lodging.
Day 9: Move to hut and spend the afternoon readying ourselves for the summit attempt. Lodge in Hut.
Day 10: Summit day. Depart camp via Sno-cat at 3:00am and ride to Pastukov Rocks area. From the rocks we begin our summit ascent. It is a long summit day and look for a 12-hour round trip climb. From the summit we have excellent views of the Caucuses, including Ushba, the Matterhorn of the region. Descend to lodging.