Mount Elbrus Climber's Log

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bighornmonkey - Jun 23, 2008 1:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2008

Done...  Sucess!

Summited both EAST and WEST summit after a high camp at Pastukhova Rocks. Our party of 3 ascended on foot alpine style from the village of Azau. Reached the summit after 4 days on the mountain under great weather conditions.


MegasAlexandros - Apr 13, 2008 8:47 pm

Normal route  Sucess!

The ascent on Elbrus was a great experience! Setting out around 2 AM and heading towards Pastukhova rocks having left those behind sunrise arrived with a majestic sight of Elbrus' shadow on on side and a memorable sunrise on the other. The walk up to the saddle took ages and it felt like a never ending story. As I approached the saddle I felt very weak and exhausted and thought I was finished but after a few refreshing cups of tea and a chocolate bar I felt revived and was completely restored. Reached the summit and enjoyed a few moments of clear skies after which fog and clouds engulfed the summit. I was on guided tour and felt like going for the eastern summit but I didn't dare raise the question. Perhaps it was the better option since a ragging thunderstorm closed in as we descended. Great experience and a memorable climb indeed!


Noelle - Mar 27, 2008 11:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

Elbrus  Sucess!

Summited Mt. Elbrus on a very nice day and with an extreme head cold!


CrazyBanana - Mar 26, 2008 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2007

Standard Route  Sucess!

I have climbed Elbrus as part of an independent five member expedition. On summit day I was climbing with one partner, the others have already reached it the days before. We had an unforgettable sunrise, with the shadow of the mountain visible on the horizon! I have never seen anything like it! We started from our camp next to Barrels and after 10 hours reached summit. Descent was about 4 hours.


dynercia - Feb 5, 2008 9:35 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2007

Normal rout

It was not the most beautiful mountain in my life, but a fight was long and gruelling :)


codelancer - Sep 30, 2007 9:51 am Date Climbed: May 5, 2007

Normal Route

We turned back from 5000m because too late and very strong wind.


HeyItsBen - Aug 20, 2007 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007

Normal Route  Sucess!

Beautiful clear summit day. <6 hours from P-rocks, went solo from 16.5k although solo is a relative term - there were 200+ people going for the summit that day. Made some great new friends.


Sara_Matisse - Aug 11, 2007 12:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2005

Beautiful Place!  Sucess!

Climbed with my boyfriend at the time Kurt Wedberg. It was a great trip and I enjoyed getting to know Hjordis and Bernd two great mountain guides. Bernd was awesome to climb with and gave me much confidence on my highest peak up to that date - what beautiful views - absolutely gorgeous!


esugi - Aug 5, 2007 8:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007

Elbrus summit  Sucess!

Gunner and I acclimatized in Adil Su valley (climbing Gumachi) for couple of days first. Then, camped near the Barrel Huts. Second day, we moved our camp near the Diesel Huts and afternoon stroll up to the Pashtuhova Rocks. Third day, left camp at 3:30am and summitted in 5hr 45 min. We still developed pounding headache near the summit!

I probably will not return to this mountain (as I did not particularly enjoy the slog), but I would like to come back to the Caucausus to climb other more technical peaks/routes (like Ushba!).


gunnersmith - Jul 28, 2007 9:36 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007

Standard Route  Sucess!

ESugi and I made the summit after acclimitizing on Gumachi and spending 2 nights on the mountain at Barrels and Diesel.


cabouckaert1 - Jul 22, 2007 11:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2007


Summitted together with 7 good friends - all Belgians - in perfect weather. Fun climb, interesting region, great views. Thanks to Pilgrim Tours and our guide Oxana.


TodoVertical - Jul 15, 2007 2:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

Route Climbed: Normal route from  Sucess!

Two teams reached the highest summit of Europe:

The first with skis to the top of the west summit on July 6th. 2007 leaded by Luis Pantoja & Mariano Frutos, and followed by Alberto, Alvaro, Liz, Jorge y Jesús (7 out of 10) on a warm and clear day with no gloves in the summit. Very good skiing down !!

The second team leaded by Jonás Cruces reached the west summit on July 8th. 2007 and followed by, Manuel, Erik, Paco, Jose María y Javier (6 out of 8) on a windy and freezing day.


Juho - Jul 12, 2007 8:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

Route Climbed: Standard route  Sucess!

Bad weather, low visibility and nobody else up there on that day. Expedition blog at


sutcliffe996 - Jul 3, 2007 5:46 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007

Elbrus  Sucess!

Another interesting climb with AAI and Dave Morton, all went smoothly.


Park5.6 - Apr 16, 2007 2:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2002

The "pretty standard" route  Sucess!

A fine climb, with an ass-numbing glissade that lasted 20 minutes and 2,500 vertical feet...


missadventure - Feb 24, 2007 4:49 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2006

Normal Route  Sucess!

Finally summited on the 20th after a previous aborted attempt on the 13th and waiting for the storms to clear.
Made arrangements through Pilgrim Tours light package, which was a great deal. I am eternally grateful to the many cooks at the barrels whose Russian hospitality and generosity was amazing.
Don't underestimate the objective hazards of this mountain. Climb into a storm at your own peril. A fall above the P Rocks could be fatal when the ice is exposed, as it was when I was there. If you are not self sufficient, make sure your guide knows what they are doing. Make sure you bring a GPS - finding the route down in a storm will be nearly impossible and put you onto crevasse filled terrain.


incrediblesnowman - Feb 13, 2007 2:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2004

Route climbed: Normal  Sucess!

A hot and long day. The weather was better on the summit with nice ice cold winds and clear views.

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bruno baschung - Dec 19, 2006 7:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

normal route  Sucess!

I climbed Elbruz west peak with Griselda MORENO (from SALTA) in a french lead commercial expedition, 13 years after a first climb of the east peak reached in may 1993 with skis in very poor conditions.

A beautiful mountain, but what a shame there's so much garbage to be cleaned in Priut hut! Please care a bout the environment, all the more as it's easy to remove all this mess!



benjohnson - Oct 15, 2006 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2006

Standard Route  Sucess!

Kind of depressing to see the snowcats pass you on summit-day morning, but a beautiful, cold, windy summit. (And a great sunrise from Pashtuhova Rocks)


Outdoorpartner - Oct 5, 2006 5:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

Third try was a charm  Sucess!

On the third day we pushed through and climbed above the storm. Thanks to Vern Tejas and Alpine Ascents.

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