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russian_nomadNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2008


Initial plan was to summit Elbrus form South-West but we diverted with my group to Normal Route and camped on Pasthukov rocks. Next morning made it early to the summit. Perfect weather
Posted Apr 16, 2011 7:55 am

borisaquaNormal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009


Forgot to put sunscreen on, lost half of my face.
Posted Feb 14, 2011 4:51 pm

mipodduNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009


Excellent weather. Approach to Refuge of 11 from Terskol, without using the cable car, through observatory and the glacier Gara-Bashi. Really fun - 3500 vertical meters only through the power of the legs.
Posted Feb 8, 2011 11:41 am

thenewpassionNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2010


Lovely day. Some thunderheads in the late afternoon, but nothing to worry too much about.
Posted Feb 7, 2011 3:55 am

PetroNormal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2007


I got to the mountain and learned that a race to the top will be taking place in a couple of days. Decided to take part in the "Extreme course" that is to climb from Azau (2400 m) straight to the summit. I didn't have enough time to acclimatize properly and made a mistake taking all the gear with me from the start (I could leave a deposit at the Barrels) and eventually got caught by the time limits on the pass between the summits.
Eventually climbed the summit the next day starting from the Barrels. It was cold and windy but easy.
I'm bit disappointed that I didn't succeed on the first push from Azau but on the other hand it was a decent effort considering that I had no lightweight running gear.
Posted Dec 18, 2010 3:37 pm

etai101ehhh  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2009


i dont know what to say about this climb cold no view at the summit and too much people then again it was on a whim
Posted Dec 18, 2010 12:30 pm

TomekKharder then expected  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2007


no lifts. it was hard, not sufficently acclimtized. Pretty ugly mountain especially near Azau. next time I will come to race here!
Posted Nov 4, 2010 6:52 pm

svenssoncNice day for summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2010


We left camp at 2 am and made it to the summit in six hours on a nice and sunny day. Eva kept a good nice pace and Caj and Rasmus just followed. Anders and Emelie was a little behind but recovered and were back in camp first of us.
Posted Oct 10, 2010 9:54 pm

rockrat2Fun trip
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010


Interesting trip, not technical at all but a very long slog. We actually started hiking from the base at around 7000' and only used the lifts to carry our gear up to the barrels. We made it to 17,780 before being turned back by weather. Also one member of our party came down with HAPE so had to get him off. So close to the summit but it will be there next year. Extremely windy, actually almost blowing us over several times. No need for technical gear on this route.
Posted Aug 23, 2010 4:51 am

John ClimberElbrus traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

John Climber

Me and a friend of mine summited Elbrus west after midday of august, 8th, some time after have been doing the same with the east summit. We were making a traverse of the mountain from the east to the summit and fro the summit over the normal route in descend. It took us 5 whole days in the mountian to achieve this adventure, with total autonomy and in alpine style.

Good weather conditions during the whole enterprise. In the morning were blue skyes but gradually in the afternoon storms were developing. Around 15:00 - 16:00 there were some showers/snow for about two-three hours (eevntually with strong winds) but with the nightfall situation was getting quiet again.

Almost wind still on the summits.
Posted Aug 19, 2010 10:34 am

WouterBFinally  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2010


Posted Aug 19, 2010 9:44 am

benhilA perfect day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2010


We, a group of 6 flemish and 2 Dutch climbers, climbed the mountain on a perfect and nearly windstill day. People were having a sunbath near and on the summit. The mountain was higher and colder than expected. Once in the sun on the sadlle temperatures rose drasticaly.
Posted Aug 11, 2010 4:40 am

Liba Kopeckovagreat hike...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2010

Liba Kopeckova

great weather, did not feel the altitude... wish to go back and summit the east peak.
Posted Jul 25, 2010 1:51 am

fubar7500Top of Russia, top of Europe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010


07:50 - Finished ascent via Normal route. Sunny weather, mild wind.
Posted Jul 20, 2010 3:33 pm

tb00957Elbrus  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010
Good weather. Baksan valley is beautiful with lots of wildflowers.
Posted Jul 15, 2010 12:34 am

strudolyubovElbrus: Normal Route


Jul-1996: Climbed Elbrus via Normal Route with a couple of friends. Good times, quite an experience!
Posted Jul 2, 2010 5:00 pm

sylvainperronTop of the Caucasus
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2007


I was there in august 2007. We use Russian Adventures and their guide Sasha Lebedev. Overall a great experience. The surrounding view from Barrels Hut is magnificient (except for all the trash all around of course!).
Posted Jun 17, 2010 10:23 pm

utclimberNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2010
Rode ski lifts to the Barrels Hut, then hiked up and set camp just above the Diesel Hut. Spent the next day acclimatizing. Had perfect clear weather on summit day, and not too cold. A bit crowded, but late May/early June seems like the perfect time to visit. I used Pilgrim Tours Lite Package, and it was a great service to make the logistics simple. The Caucasus mountains are an incredible range.
Posted Jun 8, 2010 8:30 pm

JesperMFStd. Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2009


Climbed it in August 2009. The whole caucasus area is magnificent. We first climbed Mt. Gumachi & Cheget for acclimatisation.

We had great weather on the whole trip, and Elbrus is a magnificent mountain, but it was a bit crowded when i was there, due to a big Korean group.
Posted May 22, 2010 3:11 pm

attimountNormal Route
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009


No summit. Terible bad weather, wait in tent for 4 days, and then when I tried I had to turn back from the saddle. Of course on my last day I took the car to airport, in a sunny perfect day.

Realy disappointed with everything aroud that mountain, I won't returne soon.
Posted Nov 16, 2009 11:59 pm

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