Mount Elbrus Climber's Log

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EQUUS - Nov 6, 2005 6:43 pm

Route Climbed: ordinary route from Prijut 11 Date Climbed: Aug of 1990  Sucess!

Ascent after 3 days of fight (on second day I couldn't make a step upstairs on the saddle between W and E summits) with frozen fingers and burnt face, but I was happy on the W summit which is on the edge of former volcano crater.


redwards - Oct 28, 2005 10:55 am

Route Climbed: South Face to West Summit Date Climbed: July 08, 2005  Sucess!

Summited at 10:58 am. Guided by Pilgrim Tours.


MikeW - Oct 25, 2005 4:46 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

The Caucasus mountains are awesome. I should have brought my skis, this is a skiable mountain from the summit. Summit day was perfect until I reached 5200m. The clouds came in with the winds, visibility was about 5 feet. We still reached the summit though. The Russians were really nice.

flying_naffie - Aug 27, 2005 7:02 am

Route Climbed: north route Date Climbed: 15 Aug 2005  Sucess!

Perfect day , 10 hours to reach the summit from high camp at about 3650m.

Anders Holm

Anders Holm - Aug 11, 2005 7:05 pm

Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: 06 Aug 2005  Sucess!

Started at 02:00 from the campsite above the barrels. Reached the summit in excellent weather with spectacular views of the Caucasus at 11:00.


Nadios - Aug 11, 2005 4:45 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 2005 August 7  Sucess!

Camped at 4400m. Excellent weather, but too hot all the way to the saddle. This time I climbed the peak all the way from Azau. No cabin, no lift.

h2omarc - Jul 24, 2005 10:54 am

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: July 20th 2005  Sucess!

We left the Priot huts at 3:00 AM and reached the Western Summit at 10:30 AM -- We were back to Priot huts by 11:00 Am and drinking beer at the bottom of the mountan by 2:00 PM.. Tempertures when we left for the summit were very cold and windy just before saddle - But when we reached the top it was warm 35 degrees F -- a great day! - Marc Goddard / Bio Bio Expeditions

chapter11 - Jun 8, 2005 5:06 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: 5/29/05  Sucess!

Perfect summit day. 10 hours round trip from the Barrel Huts. Thanks Pilgrim Tours!


cristakhe - May 5, 2005 9:12 am

Route Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: 3 july 2004  Sucess!

First I have to say that this is a mountain very windy. Second, if you go in Caucasus only for Elbrus it`s a shame because in that area you have alot of peaks that are more beautiful than this one.


melindahalasz - Apr 14, 2005 3:40 pm

Route Climbed: normal routes, East and West Peak Date Climbed: 27 Aug 2003  Sucess!

Changeable weather and snow conditions. The upper part was quite windy.

Great experience!

Vangse - Jan 20, 2005 2:08 am

Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

Summited via normal route. My first "big" mountain. Just before the saddle I thought that there could not be far left, so went with all guns blazing. Boy did I regret that. Was so tired and feeling like shit that I turned around on the summit plateau, maybe 5-8 minutes from summit. Our guide convinced me to turn around again and I got to the summit and vommitted. Left after 5 minutes or something like that.


Nadios - Dec 18, 2004 12:41 pm

Route Climbed: Normal route from Azau Date Climbed: 2004 07 07  Sucess!

Overslept and left the camp 100vert/m higher than Priot 11 at 08:00. Five Hours later I was on the summit of Elbrus. Nice views. A bit windy, - 11 C on the summit.


sokolxxx - Oct 31, 2004 6:19 pm

Route Climbed: Normal to West Summit Date Climbed: 27 June 2004  Sucess!

We spent one week on the mountain. Very stormy (lightning) and white-out conditions also. Ascent day was nice but it was just one nice day! Way to summit tooks 8 hours from Prijut and descending 4 hours if you've good aclimatization.


carloselbrus - Mar 2, 2004 10:18 am

Route Climbed: Southhern route. West summit. Date Climbed: July 14th 2002  Sucess!

As part of my 7 Summit conquest, Elbrus was the first one. Splendid expedition, very good organization and , of course, when you travel with Alpine Ascents your are in 1st Class at the mountains with a 1st Class Guide: Vernon Tejas.


Scott - Sep 29, 2003 4:53 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route via the South Face & Azau Valley Date Climbed: Sept 19

Went to the saddle. We had very bad weather. During our stay 4 feet (1.3 meters) of snow fell. Summit day was clearer, but very cold, -19 with a windchill in the -50's. No-one made the summit in our group of 12, many returned with frostbite. See TRIP REPORT.


Guilty - Sep 7, 2003 2:52 am

Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: August 26,2003  Sucess!

Very stormy and white-out conditions also. Under 7hrs from the small huts. I was the only solo American climber around. Not to many Gringo's around so I hooked up with a Canada climber. We spent only 4 days on the mountain. It helps your ascent if you avoid taking the tram/chailift with your GEAR!


eugeneowen - Sep 3, 2003 4:23 am

Route Climbed: South Side from Barrels to West Summit (Normal Route) Date Climbed: 26 August 2003  Sucess!

Whiteout conditions and strong winds all the way. 8 hours from glacier research hut at 3850m - just above barrels - to the top. Climbed with Ivan Moshnikov - great experience!

denarne - Aug 7, 2003 5:24 am

Route Climbed: normal route - west summit Date Climbed: 01 august 2003  Sucess!

Beautifull mountain,

High mountain,

Cold (-20°C and lower!)


A wonderfull experience !!!


mpa - Jul 29, 2003 3:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2003

Route Climbed: Normal route to western summit  Sucess!

Weather was not so stable, partly cloudy during ascent. Reached summit at 8:00 am.

Marcel van der Wal

Marcel van der Wal - Jun 18, 2003 3:09 am

Route Climbed: standard route Date Climbed: june 5 2003  Sucess!

Excellent climb, terrible weather conditions day before. On summitday beautifull morning but almost whiteout conditions on summit. Heavy wind and rather cold. Loved being on Elbrus, she is a very, very tough but wonderfull lady.

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