Mount Elbrus – 7 Summits

Introduction:

Elbrus is is a dormant volcano in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, only 20 km from the Georgian border. It is the highest mountain of the European continent. Its West summit is 5642 meters high, the East one is 21 m shorter –  5621 meters. It is the tenth most prominent peak in the world.

Difficulty:

The difficulty depends on the route, you are taking to climb Elbrus.

The north route is much more difficult. On the summit day there are 2000m to be climbed and there are no snow cats. On the south route, there are huts at 4,050m and climbers can use snow cats for few hundred meters, which save them some energy.

Preparation:

Like every of the 7 summits, I climbed many glaciers in the Western alps in the summer before the expedition. I did at least 3-4 cardio sessions per week. The other days I did core training and strengthening exercises.

The expedition:

I summited Elbrus within my 7 summits challenge on August 2018 for the second time. One year ago, I climbed it from the south in great weather conditions. This was my first high altitude climb.

This time I decided to clim it from the North, which is more challenging.

The expedition started in Mineralnye Vody…..

Related posts

Lhotse Part III: Summit success

It’s the first time I am on a such narrow summit. It doesn’t have any plateau and there is barely space for more than four people, who will almost stick to each other. Death in the death zone I tried to focus and pass...

Read More

Denal (prev. McKinley) – 7 Summits

Introduction: Denali previously called Mount McKinley is 6190meters high. It is is the highest mountain peak in North America. With a topographic prominence of 6,144 meters and a topographic isolation of 7,450 km, Denali is the third most prominent and third most isolated peak...

Read More

Kilimanjaro – 7 Summits

Introduction: Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is 5,895 meters above sea level and therefore the highest mountain in Africa. It has five different climate zones: Bushland / Lower Slope:, 800 m – 1,800 m (2,600 ft – 5,900 ft); Rainforest Zone:...

Read More

Enter Your Comments Here..

Subscribe to my Newsletter!