TREKKING AROUND ELBRUS
Terms of carrying out of programs: June-September
Duration of the program: 9 days / 8 nights, beginning - every Saturday
The beginning and the end of the route - p. Terskol, Prielbrusye.
The cost of the program:
450 USD per person. - for a group of 4 or more people,
550 USD per person. – for a group of 3 people
The price includes:
-Service guide for the entire time of the program
Registration in the Ministry of Emergency Situations
- transfer booking Minvody-Terskol-Minvody
Booking of the hotels in Terskol
-production of public and safety equipment
The price does not include
Flight to Mineralnye Vody
- Accommodation and meals in Terskol
-products and cooking in the campaign
-renting of the equipment
The level of participants' training: a good physical form, no contraindications to being at heights and doing physical exercises.
Brief description of the route
The hike around Elbrus - "Circumnavigation", "Elbrus Ring", "Caucasian Himalayas", - so many frightening and at the same time intriguing names for this trip, although any healthy person is capable of fulfilling this route . This amazing journey runs along the long-known trails, unremarkable due to a rare visit.
The route passes through the ice plateau of Dzhikaugkenke, the frozen streams of Elbrus lava, black volcanic sands, beautiful mountain lakes, warm narzans and mineral springs, Silver spring, fantastic statues-stone mushrooms.
In the same area, on top of Tuzluk is the legendary Temple of the Treasury of the Sun, which was admired by the ancient Greek geographer and historian Strabo.
Five passes on the route belong to the simplest categories 1-a and 1-b. The average weight of the backpack is approximately 14-18 kg., It depends on the quantity and quality of the equipment and products. Children from the age of 12 can also participate, if their backpack is unloaded in proportion to age.
The opportunity to climb the Elbrus after the campaign around Elbrus, increases by 25-30%.
Detailed program description by days
In case of bad weather and dangerous ice conditions, the organizers can change the program of the first three days to climb the neighboring canyon Kyrtyk
1 day. Arrival, accommodation, route coordination, checking and selection of equipment.
2 day. Transfer to Elbrus 1800m.; climbing along the Irik-Irikchat canyon to the "Green Overnight" (overnight stay at an altitude of 2800m.).
The length of the route is about 11 km. The route passes along a full path, along the way there are narzans, sand castles, a waterfall-Kosh, a view of the ush. Adyl-su with the Ushba, Shkhelda, Jantugan peaks, the pine forest gives a shade, and the coolness of the Irik River and the Irikchat River, along which the path passes. Overnightstay in a cozy glade.
3 day. Ascent to the lane. Irikchat (3667 m2), descent to the Ice Plateau of Dzhikaugkenkez (3300m.), Descent to the Emerald Lake (3100m.), Overnight stay.
The route runs along a path with a lunar landscape, half way along the Ice Plateau, the length of the route is about 10 km. When climbing the Irikchat pass by the glacier of the same name, above which stands Elbrus nearby, it opens in all its glory, here opens a northeastern panorama of the slopes of Elbrus, gorges, mountain ranges, lakes and volcanic piles
4 day. The route from the lake to the Warm Narzan passes through the bizarre piles of rocks, alpine meadows of the upper reaches of the Malka River. Beautiful view of Elbrus and the valley of the Malka River. The length of the route is about 7 km.
Warm narzans are + 22-23 degrees in winter and in summer .. The Malka waterfall falls around 200 meters from the springs, from the height of 50 meters high, above which there is the "Kalinovy Bridge". After taking baths on the Kalinovy Bridge over the rumbling "Fire River", on the plateau of Iraki-Syrt where the Silk Road caravans stopped, past the Silver Spring, the rescue service of the Emergencies Ministry along the trail is lost among the stones and flowers, we arrive at the German airfield. 3100m.).
5 day. After breakfast, we go up without equipment to the "Stone Mushrooms".
These fantastic stone sculptures are bretahtaking. Descent to the camp passing the bank of Karachaul, alpine meadows, rock screes that rise to the glacier Ullucharan. The glacier in places of transition is without cracks, its width is about 3 km. Overnight stay under the pass at an altitude of about 3450 m.
6 day. Ascent to the Balkbashi pass (3691 m.). It offers a view of the western slopes of Elbrus, the Koltseva Pass, the mineral springs of Khurzuk. "A long descent to the springs, up to an altitude of 2800m. The bathing in the baths of mineral springs and ascent to the Koltsevoi pass (3350m.n..m. .).Overnight stay at the lake pass in the "pocket." The length of the route is about 11 km
7 day. The most pleasant and interesting descent from the pass, about 1.5-2 km along the scree down!
To the glacier Kukyurtlu (2700 m.), Crossing the glacier and climbing the Kukyurtlu-south pass (3,700 m.), Mistakenly called "Kebek". Descent to the source of the Akterek river under the pass "EKT" (3200m. Meters), overnight stay.
8 day. Ascent to the "EKT" pass (3400 m. Meters), descent to the Ullukam Glacier (2700 m.), Crossing the glacier, the same river and ascent to the green overnight (3200 m. M.), From this height opens a panorama of the ridges and peaks of the western Caucasus and the Ullukam valley. The length of the route is about 9 km.
9 day. Climbing on the pass Hotyutau (3550m.num.), From where you can see the south-western slope of Elbrus and the beginning of the Baksan gorge. Then the route to Ice Lake, from where the cable car and Terskol village are already visible.
Descent to the village of Terskol - the end of the program. We recommend having a spare day before leaving.
Co-author of all programs presented here.
He was born and raised in the Elbrus region.
He skies- since 1973
He snowboards- since 1997
Experience of work as a rescuer -1995-2002
Work experience as an instructor and guide-since 1996
Mountain skiing - 1st category
Two-time silver medalist (2000, 2005), two-time champion of Russia (2001, 2004), winner of the European Cup (2001), winner of the 2005 and 2006 Freeride Cups (alpine skiing)
The author of winter and spring freeride programs in the Elbrus region and other regions.
Co-author of the programs "Wintering the Summer", and other summer programs.
He conducted freeride programs in Dombai, Kamchatka, Siberia, Khibiny, Kirghizia, India, France, Italy, Austria, Norway, Chile, Argentina, participated in heli-ski programs in Kamchatka, Elbrus, Arkhyz, Mamison.
Member of AGGR, member of the school of guides UIAGM.
Participated in the filming of several freeride projects in Russia, Europe, South America
Climbs Elbrus on foot and with skiing and snowboarding since 2003 - more than 70.
2007 and 2011 - climbing and descent on skis from Lenin Peak, 7134 m.
2015 - climbing and skiing from the top of Kazbek 5033m. On the route 3 b
Sponsors - Marmot, Black Diamond, BCA, Dragon.