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climb Mount Elbrus

  • Activity:
    Treks & Walks
  • Distance:
    40 km
  • Duration:
    12 days
  • Difficulty:
  • Location:
Available Dates:

Jul / Aug 2019 & 2020

trip highlights

  • One of the worlds seven summits

  • Europe's tallest mountain

  • 8-9 days trekking

  • Challenging summit

  • Winter mountaineering skills

  • 3 nights at Base Camp

  • Lower Caucasus mountain range

  • Climb through the Mikelchiran Glacier

  • Visit a spa town & traditional Russian sauna

  • Celebratory dinner!


The Mount Elbrus Challenge is an exhilarating all inclusive 12 day adventure, to one of the Seven Summits. We fly out as a team to Mineralnye Vody airport via Moscow, ready for the climb of a lifetime in the small town of Kislovodsk. The challenge will lead us on a 9 day climb to the top of this inactive volcano and in doing so will push us to our physical limits while offering us stunning views across the glaciers and crevasses of the lower Caucasus range. We transfer to the Elbrus lower camp (2,200m) where we base ourselves for three nights while progressively climbing higher each day on acclimatisation treks and spending time practising our crampon, rope and ice axe techniques. Having attempted to summit the highest mountain in Europe (5,642m) and having experienced the breathtaking vistas that the region has to offer, we descend back to the spa town of Kislovodsk where we can enjoy a traditional Russian sauna, a chilled vodka or two and a great celebratory meal! 

The quest to the summit of Mount Elbrus is a tough one and will begin as soon you register. Nothing but hard work and determination will get you to the summit and the training and preparation required should not be underestimated. Mt Elbrus is one of the toughest challenges that we currently offer and as much as it is a very achievable challenge it is one that should not be taken lightly. We will provide you with all the support you need along the way and upon registering you will receive access to your trip App, which includes your itinerary, kit lists, training guides and our detailed challenge manual.  

TRAVEL WARNING: Please be aware that The Foreign and Commonwealth Office still currently advise against all but essential travel to the Region around Mount Elbrus. Along with several other UK operators Action Challenge has been sending expeditions to Mt Elbrus for several years based on our experiences of the area and the assurances of our experienced local teams and ground handlers. For latest and more update FCO advice please follow the link below:

what's included in the cost?

  • Return international flights & air travel taxes
  • 12 day group challenge
  • 8-9 days trekking
  • Transfers
  • 3 nights in hotels
  • 5 nights camping
  • All meals (excl. in free time)
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Celebratory dinner
  • Full support team
  • Action Challenge Trek Leader
  • UK Qualified Medic
  • Local guides
  • Pre-challenge support:
  • Challenge App
  • Kit List & Training Plans
  • Optional training walks
  • Group Facebook page

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