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Elbrus in winter

Postby cho_mik » Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:44 am

Hi!

I'm looking for informations about winter climb on Elbrus. Because of some reasons I can only do it from mid. February.

What kind of weather can be there?
How many snow (in upper part and during approach)?
What is average time of waiting for good weather?
Is chair lift working?

Any other informations are welcome (about mountain and way to it) :)

I asked on forum.mountain.ru, but got no answer...

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Postby Scott » Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:13 pm

What kind of weather can be there?


I don´t think the climb itself would be that hard in winter, but it will be COLD. We had -28C in late September. I imagine mid February is extremely cold.
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Postby cho_mik » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:08 pm

Scott wrote:
What kind of weather can be there?


I don´t think the climb itself would be that hard in winter, but it will be COLD. We had -28C in late September. I imagine mid February is extremely cold.


I know. This is to be a warm up (cold down?) before something more serious. Of course if I manage...
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Postby Cyrill » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:28 pm

i heard that Elbrus is a very nice skitour. ideal to go with ski, but a little bit cold :-)
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Postby Dan Helmstadter » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:19 pm

does anyone know the ~slope angle & "(cruxes?)"of the standard route? avi danger could be an issue. I understand it is fairly easy to get up to the "barrel huts" in the standard season by a bus or a tram or something,,, If you were to go in the winter, where/what elevation could you expect to start from? could you expect to start from the "barrel huts"?

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Postby cho_mik » Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:48 pm

I just gather informations... In winter day is short and way up and down is quite long, so maybe better idea would be to start higher. If it is possible to camp somewhere.

I think about winter 7000+ But that is only shy idea, because first
I must succeed on Elbrus. :)

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Postby cho_mik » Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:09 pm

No, I can't ski. :)
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Postby Dan Helmstadter » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:19 pm

a friend of a friend used to ski on standard 2x4 wood planks in Russia, no joke. I didnt hear what he used for a binding though.

elbrus sounds like a great, challenging trip with reasonable travel expenses.

Marcin - cheers; let us know how it turns out, and maybe i'll see you up there!
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Postby Cyrill » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:48 pm

with snow shoes are very demanding! :cry:

anyway with ski 8)
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Postby cho_mik » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:26 pm

danhelmstadter: does it mean you also go there in winter? Maybe you can answer to some of my questions? Because there is a nice discussion here, but I don't know more about winter conditions on Elbrus :)
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Postby Muddeer » Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:06 pm

Try posting your questions on Pilgrim Tours' message board:

http://www.pilgrim-tours.com/forum//phpBB2/index.php

It was helpful for my climb (end of May).
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