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Elbrus Express

Climb to the Highest Point in Europe in Just 11 Days

If you’re short on time, the Elbrus Express expe­di­tion is a great way for those with pre­vi­ous climb­ing expe­ri­ence at high­er alti­tudes to short­en up the time need­ed to reach the high­est point in Europe (and one of the world’s sev­en sum­mits)! You’ll bypass some of the cul­tur­al attrac­tions in Moscow and instead trav­el direct­ly to the moun­tains. The result: a climb of Elbrus three days less than our reg­u­lar­ly sched­uled trips. Along the way though, you’ll still enjoy the exper­tise and expe­ri­ence of the decades expe­ri­ence that Moun­tain Mad­ness has been trav­el­ing to the Caucasus. 

If you’ve been to Moscow or are intrigued by St. Peters­burg, one of the world’s most com­pelling cities, check out the St. Peters­burg exten­sion and add just a few more days. Check it out here.

The Ulti­mate Elbrus trip — com­bine the 14-day Clas­sic Elbrus Climb with St. Petersburg


  • Elbrus Express

    $4,975 – 11 Days / Includes trav­el time

  • Sin­gle Sup­ple­ment (I want my own room) – $300


Custom Dates Available — Contact Us



Flight Information

The total num­ber of days for your trip includes all trav­el to and from your des­ti­na­tion, with some excep­tions. Dates list­ed on the web­site start with a depar­ture date from the U.S. and include the day you arrive home. For this trip you will need to arrive in Moscow, Rus­sia on Day 2 any­time dur­ing the day. You will be met at the air­port by a Moun­tain Mad­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tive and trans­ferred to your hotel. 

If you are trav­el­ing from Europe it’s pos­si­ble you can elim­i­nate one day from the itin­er­ary as long as you arrive on Day 2 of the itin­er­ary. Return flight is sched­uled for Day 14 of the trip. 

Domes­tic flights to Min­er­al­nye Vody are includ­ed in the cost of your trip. If you choose to fly direct to Min­er­al­nye Vody, thus elim­i­nat­ing time in Moscow, we can care­ful­ly coor­di­nate this with you so that you meet your group at the domes­tic ter­mi­nal in Moscow or in Min­er­al­nye Vody. 

Please con­tact our office for any help need­ed with flight schedule.


  • Elbrus Express


    11 Days / Includes trav­el time

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18,510 ft / 5642 m

St Petersburg Option

Spend two full days tak­ing in the sights of this UNESCO gem.


Advanced Beginner

Climbers should have basic snow and ice-climbing skills and should be comfortable with glacier travel, which includes moving in a rope team, self arrest, and basic crevasse rescue. Basic knowledge and experience would be required for objectives with some rock climbing.

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