Mount Elbrus, the Highest Mountain in Europe

Climbing Mount Elbrus in Russia is supposed to be very easy. Well, through the South route anyway. The north route on this mountain is an entirely different challenge. A suitable mountaineering experience unlike say Kilmanjaro. Climbing Elbrus involves a lot of preparation from the physical, mental and logistical point of view.

Apparently visiting Russia can take a long time. So you will desire to make another plan to improvise. the best form of transportation being what modern man calls the aeroplane. Upon arrival inside the awesome city of Moscow the enjoyment and games begin. The very first challenge is obtaining a taxi. Once you've done that, the work of explaining your destination and negotiating a cost is next in your list. Not an easy task when nobody speaks English. The drive-thru to central Moscow takes about 1.5 hours. The airport is about 50km beyond central Moscow and the readers are a nightmare. Upon arrival inside the hotel, its a quick vodka, shower and... time for it to hit the streets of Moscow. , nor try and hit them too hard because you can come off second best. There are some pretty cool restaurants where you stand faced with yet another challenge. You will be forced to negotiate on your path around a menu in Russian and waiter who, you guessed it, only speaks Russian. What we suggest you do is close the eyes, move your finger along recption menus and where ever your finger stops... order that. Oh, please remember the vodka. After dinner, a bit ramble up to the Red Square to determine the Kremlin is definitely as a way. Please do not make an attempt to spray-paint your business on the Kremlin walls. Somehow the Russian secret service won't approve of this sporting activity.

A young day I'm afraid. Well, I am not really afraid as days are nothing to get afraid of. The Russian Mafia is one thing to get afraid about, but I'll leave that story for one more time. The flight to Mineralyne Vody leaves at 12H00 arriving at 14H00. Upon arrival, we stock up the tools on the bus and consider the An hour drive through to an awesome town called Kislovodsk where we look at our hotel for that evening. Once checked in, we hit the location for dinner followed by a vodka or 10. Discover during sex by 12H00, please come back to your accommodation. Breakfast is served. Well this is not tennis. We are here to climb Elbrus remember. You will get your own personal breakfast. After loading a few?4 vehicles, we make 3 hour drive-thru to base camp which is nestled on the base of Elbrus. Why have you think it turned out called bases camp? As the camp houses many golf equipment which use excess base inside their music? or perhaps it for the reason that camp is home the Revlon's comprise production? Nope. Sorry to are truly disappointing for this one. Base camp in this situation identifies our base for that Elbrus climb. The drive into base camp is both spectacular and nerve racking. The roads are already carved in to the mountains leaving vertical drops as high as 200m. The tracks only permit one vehicle at the same time. It really is pretty sure, that no one disrupts the trucker at this stage with the game. The united states side out here's so remote. The only reason there'd be anyone on the roads was to climb Elbrus. Being at the start of the season, we encountered no person. Once we arrived in camp, we setup the tents, of loaded our gear making for the mess tent for the first taste of mountain food-cabbage soup. Base camp of Elbrus is located at 2400m.

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