Mount Elbrus Climber's Log

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whatdoIknow - May 28, 2013 11:02 am

Normal route  Sucess!

The guides did not insist on having an ice ax, but in the storm on icy slopes it would have been useful...

Kundrt - May 19, 2013 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2012


I got sick after cold wind to my sweat t-shirt and from drinking too much vodka. With changing fever and chills I turned back around 5200.


Eelconl - Mar 21, 2013 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2011

April 2011  Sucess!

With -35° Celsius and Windgusts untill 90kmh


Rusnborg - Feb 25, 2013 1:37 am Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2007

classic route from south  Sucess!

I stay in the top 11 a.m. Not good weather - windy and snow.


jaro - Jan 18, 2013 11:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2012

first big mountain  Sucess!

This was my first trip to a "big mountain". We were climbing in two days - one from Barrels to Diesel Hut and second day was our summit day, started 3:16am and reached the summit after 11 hours. The weather was perfect and I felt very exhausted during the ascent.


iemmi - Sep 5, 2012 9:15 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012

West and East Summit  Sucess!

Summited the West peak on my third day, then a few days later the East peak.


belexes - Aug 24, 2012 10:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

South Face Attempt

This was a Colorado Mountain Club trip. We took the snow cat up from the Barrels to the base of the Pastukhov Rocks. The weather was lousy: blizzard conditions. After a few minutes of hiking, I started feeling light-headed and dizzy, like I was gonna pass out. I took some tea and oxygen and rested for a few minutes 'til I felt a little better, then I was able to continue. The weather continued to suck, so we decided to turn back at 16,200 feet. I was feeling funky again, so when we got back to the Barrels, I decided - damn it! - to sit out the next day's summit attempt. Everyone else summitted the next day. Oh well, that's the nature of mountaineering. The mountain will always be there, and perhaps there will be another time.


BLong - Aug 19, 2012 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2012

Independent North Side Climb  Sucess!

I had a blast climbing Mt Elbrus from its remote North side. Our team of 3 decided to climb the peak on our own, although we hired a driver to take us to and from the base camp. We planned for 11 days on the peak, got lucky with weather, and reached the summit on day 7. Aron was able to ski down from a carry to camp 3, and then skied from the summit to the saddle, climbed back up to 18,000 ' and then skied to camp 2. Tom and I shot photos and video throughout the expedition. It was a great trip indeed!


xchallenging - Jul 17, 2012 8:49 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2012

Lucky to have nice weather  Sucess!

Went with pilgrim tour, they are awesome.


JuhoK - Jul 16, 2012 10:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2012

North route  Sucess!

I climbed Elbrus with a great international group of Pilgrim Tours. North route is the only proper way to climb Elbrus. No skilifts or snowcats. Amazing adventure but a littlebit boring climb. Summitday was long from Camp 1 (3750m) to the summit!


Rafal - Nov 11, 2011 4:07 am Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2010

Crazy weather in early April 2010  Sucess!

very cold, unpredictable weather, but yet summited!


ibekker - Nov 3, 2011 10:14 am

awesome trip  Sucess!

one of the best trips so far.

Alan Arnette

Alan Arnette - Sep 27, 2011 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2011

North Side Success  Sucess!

Found the north side a nice snow climb with a great team of Russians!

Dries Desmet

Dries Desmet - Jul 27, 2011 4:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2011

Belgian Expedition successful!  Sucess!

Our independent Belgian expedition reached the summit on Monday 18/07/2011. After-wards we did the traverse North-East and descended through the east side! Very nice!


MountainHikerCO - Jun 25, 2011 12:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2011

North Route  Sucess!

Did north route because south side is not accessible. Myself and guide Yuri. 6/12 base camp to high camp. 6/13 acclimation hike to rocks (15000'). 6/14 rest day. 6/15 summit, pack down to base camp. MountainHikerette didn't feel strong after acclimation hike so didn't try for summit.


russian_nomad - Apr 16, 2011 7:58 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2008

2nd Summit  Sucess!

Only tweo weeks after my 1st west-summit I climbed with another group from our camp site on Pastukhov rocks to the summit. Passed lots of people and made it to the summit in clear perfect weather. Felt in perfect shape to travel to Nepal for Himlung (7126m)


russian_nomad - Apr 16, 2011 7:55 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2008

Normal Route  Sucess!

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


borisaqua - Feb 14, 2011 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009

Normal  Sucess!

Forgot to put sunscreen on, lost half of my face.


mipoddu - Feb 8, 2011 11:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Normal Route  Sucess!

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.


thenewpassion - Feb 7, 2011 3:55 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2010

Normal Route  Sucess!

Lovely day. Some thunderheads in the late afternoon, but nothing to worry too much about.

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