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Mount Elbrus seven summits climbing ascent with Mountain Madness

Mount 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

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

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


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 flight schedule.


  • Elbrus Express


    11 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

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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