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Mount Elbrus climb

Mount Elbrus Ascent

Culture, Climbing and a Seven Summit — Da!

Climb­ing Mount Elbrus, the high­est peak in Europe and one of the Sev­en Sum­mits, per­fect­ly immers­es you into expe­di­tion climb­ing and gain­ing expe­ri­ence with the acclima­ti­za­tion process. The gen­tle slopes of Mount Elbrus beck­on climbers in a range rem­i­nis­cent of the Alps. Jagged peaks with glac­i­ers that flow into moun­tain val­leys dot­ted with pine forests, alpine mead­ows, and remote vil­lages wel­come vis­i­tors trav­el­ing into this moun­tain paradise. 

Time spent explor­ing the extra­or­di­nary city Moscow also offers inter­est­ing glimpses into Rus­si­a’s rich cul­ture and his­to­ry. And if you want to see how the Russ­ian czars real­ly lived and explore one of the world’s most com­pelling cities, check out the St. Peters­burg exten­sion. If you’re look­ing for some seri­ous cul­ture, a Sev­en Sum­mit, and for Kil­i­man­jaro climbers and oth­ers look­ing for an intro­duc­to­ry glac­i­er climb, there’s no bet­ter objec­tive for those with no expe­ri­ence — our guides show you the ropes dur­ing the trip. They may even lead you astray for some caviar and vod­ka at the end of the trip.

The ulti­mate com­bo — Elbrus/​Kilimanjaro, two Sev­en Sum­mits in less than three weeks!


  • Mount Elbrus

    $5,700 – 14 Days / Includes trav­el time

    *Due to the ongoing conflict, we will not be leading any trips to Mount Elbrus in 2024

  • Sin­gle Supplement – $350


Mount Elbrus 2024 — Cancelled

Mount Elbrus 2025 — TBD



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 your flight schedule.


  • Mount Elbrus


    14 Days / Includes trav­el time

    *Due to the ongoing conflict, we will not be leading any trips to Mount Elbrus in 2024

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18,510 ft / 5642 m


South Side

Client to Guide Ratio


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.

Extend Your Trip

Warm-Up Before Elbrus