Mount Elbrus, the Highest Mountain in Europe

February 13, 2018 by Rose Enemark

Climbing Mount Elbrus in Russia should be a breeze. Well, from the South route anyway. Its northern border route about this mountain can be an entirely different challenge. An appropriate mountaineering experience unlike say Kilmanjaro. Climbing Elbrus involves a lot of preparation coming from a physical, mental and logistical point of view.

Apparently approaching Russia can take a while. So you will want to make another prefer to improvise. the most effective type of transportation being what modern man calls the aeroplane. Upon arrival in the awesome city of Moscow the enjoyment and games begin. The initial challenge is finding a taxi. When you have done that, the job of explaining your destination and negotiating a cost is next on your own list. No easy task when nobody speaks English. The drive-thru to central Moscow takes about 1.5 hours. Manchester international is all about 50km beyond central Moscow as well as the visitors are a nightmare. Upon arrival inside the hotel, its a quick vodka, shower and… time for it to hit the streets of Moscow. And don’t try to hit them also hard since you may go second best. There are a few pretty cool restaurants what your location is faced with yet another challenge. You may be forced to negotiate your way around a menu in Russian and waiter who, you guessed it, only speaks Russian. Might know about suggest you need to do is close your vision, move your finger down and up the menu and where ever your finger stops… order that. Oh, and don’t forget the vodka. After dinner, a bit ramble to the Red Square to see the Kremlin is unquestionably to be able. Please do not attempt to spray-paint your company name about the Kremlin walls. Somehow the Russian secret service doesn’t agree to this sporting activity.

An earlier day I’m afraid. Well, I’m not really afraid as days aren’t anything to become scared of. The Russian Mafia is something to become 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 load up the gear to the bus and go ahead and take One hour drive-thru for an awesome town called Kislovodsk where we check into our hotel for the evening. Once checked in, we hit the city for supper then a vodka or 10. If you are not in bed by 12H00, please return to the place. Breakfast is served. Now this isn’t tennis. We are here to climb Elbrus remember. You will get your individual breakfast. After loading several?4 vehicles, we consider the 3 hour drive-thru to base camp that is nestled with the base of Elbrus. Why have you think it was called bases camp? Because the camp hosts many dance clubs that use excess base of their music? or perhaps is it since the camp is home the Revlon’s constitute production? Nope. Sorry to let you down with this one. Base camp in this instance refers to our base for the Elbrus climb. The drive into base camp is both spectacular and nerve racking. The roads are already carved into the mountains leaving vertical drops as high as 200m. The tracks only allow for one vehicle at any given time. It’s pretty sure, that no one interferes with the motive force at this point of the game. The country side out the following is so remote. The one reason there’d be anybody on the roads ended up being to climb Elbrus. Being at the beginning of the season, we encountered no person. Once we arrived at camp, we create the tents, of loaded our gear generating for that mess tent for our first taste of mountain food-cabbage soup. Base camp of Elbrus can be found at 2400m.

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