Mount Elbrus, the Highest Mountain in Europe

Climbing Mount Elbrus in Russia should be very easy. Well, from the South route anyway. The north route with this mountain can be an entirely different challenge. A suitable mountaineering experience unlike say Kilmanjaro. Climbing Elbrus involves a substantial amount of preparation coming from a physical, mental and logistical perspective.

Apparently walking to Russia might take a while. So you will intend to make another want to improvise. the very best type of transportation being what modern man calls the aeroplane. Upon arrival in the awesome city of Moscow the fun and games begin. The first challenge is locating a taxi. After you have done that, the task of explaining your destination and negotiating a cost is next on the list. Not an easy task when nobody speaks English. The drive through to central Moscow takes about 1.5 hours. Manchester airport is about 50km beyond central Moscow and also the readers are a nightmare. Upon arrival inside the hotel, its an instant vodka, shower and… time for it to hit the streets of Moscow. And don’t make an attempt to hit them hard because you can come off second best. There are many pretty cool restaurants where you stand up against one more challenge. You will end up necessary to negotiate the right path around a menu in Russian and waiter who, you guessed it, only speaks Russian. Might know about suggest one does is close your eyes, move your finger up and down recption menus and where ever your finger stops… order that. Oh, also keep in mind the vodka. After dinner, just a little ramble to the Red Square to view the Kremlin is unquestionably so as. Please don’t attempt to spray-paint your company name about the Kremlin walls. Somehow the Russian secret service does not approve of this sporting activity.

A young day I’m afraid. Well, That’s not me really afraid as days are nothing to get afraid of. The Russian Mafia is one area to be afraid about, but I’ll leave that story for an additional time. The flight to Mineralyne Vody leaves at 12H00 going to 14H00. Upon arrival, we bunch the tools on top of the bus and take the An hour drive-thru for an awesome town called Kislovodsk where we look at our hotel to the evening. Once checked in, we hit the city for lunch accompanied by a vodka or 10. If you’re not in bed by 12H00, please come back to your accommodation. Breakfast is served. Now this is just not tennis. We have been here to climb Elbrus remember. You will get your individual breakfast. After loading several?4 vehicles, we consider the 3 hour drive through to base camp that’s nestled at the base of Elbrus. Why have you think it was called bases camp? Because the camp houses many dance clubs designed to use excess base of their music? or perhaps is it because the camp is home the Revlon’s make up production? Nope. Sorry to are truly disappointing for this one. Base camp in such cases refers to our base for that Elbrus climb. The drive into base camp is both spectacular and nerve racking. The roads have been carved in the mountains leaving vertical drops of up to 200m. The tracks only accommodate one vehicle during a period. It’s reliable advice, that no one disrupts the motive force at this time of the game. The nation side out here’s so remote. The sole reason there would be anyone while driving ended up being to climb Elbrus. Being at the beginning of the season, we encountered no-one. If we found its way to camp, we create the tents, of loaded our gear making it to the mess tent for first taste of mountain food-cabbage soup. Base camp of Elbrus is situated at 2400m.

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