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With over than 30 years of experience on Elbrus and nearly 100% summit success, Alpindustria’s expertise in logistics and guides makes for an unsurpassed program. This has been an Alpindustria classic trip since the late 80’s and this is why we take great care to preplan the small details, giving you an excellent chance to reach the summit of Europe’s highest peak. Providing extra summit days, all-inclusive, multiple reservations at the High Camp hut, an excellent staff of our local certified guides, and a keen sense of how to care for our climbers helps us bridge the gap from daunting task to well-executed journey.
Alpindustria is a mountain guide, ski guide and adventure company based in the Azau Valley, at the foot of the Mount Elbrus Massif. Established in 1988, we have been organising guided trips and adventures for over than 30 years. The Alpindustria’s headquarter is located in Moscow, Russia and our local team consists of more than 20 highly qualified mountain guides, each with many years of experience guiding Mount Elbrus and actively climbing and skiing themselves.
Our 2018 season was simply stellar with over 1500 climbers, 93% success rate and fantastic post trip evaluations.
Flight to Mineral Vody. We’ll fly to Mineral Vody (mineral water), and travel by bus to our hotel in the Baksan Valley. The Baksan is known for its Russian climbing camps. Mountaineers from all over the world come here to train and climb in the Caucasus. It is also a great location for them to develop the technical skills necessary to climb great peaks around the world. Full gear check.SEND US REQUEST TO BOOKwe're here to help
Acclimatization hike to Cheget Peak (3 460m). This is a long day of walking with good altitude increases. This journey begins with acclimatization along well-traveled trails, which wind endlessly through the foothills of the Caucasus. En route, we interact with the local people as we wander through the villages and markets that pepper the mountain’s lower region. By the end of this day, most climbers feel strong and accustomed to the altitude.SEND US REQUEST TO BOOKwe're here to help
Move to the High Camp Lodge where we’ll lodge at about 3 800m. We often use the tram and ski lift to help move our gear. Overnight in Lodge.SEND US REQUEST TO BOOKwe're here to help
Hike to Pastukov rocks (4 650m.) and return to lodge.SEND US REQUEST TO BOOKwe're here to help
Brief skills review and rest day before summit.SEND US REQUEST TO BOOKwe're here to help
Summit day. We’ll leave camp via Sno-Cat at 3 a.m. and ride to the Pastukov Rocks area. The route ascends 1,000 m of moderate snow climbing to the saddle. From there, we turn west and head up 300 m of steeper terrain, finally reaching the summit plateau. Elbrus is the near-perfect ascent for aspiring climbers who wish to test their skills at increasing altitude. Although only basic mountaineering skills are required, high altitude and unpredictable weather make this a challenging and enticing ascent. It is a long day; look for a 12-hour round-trip climb. From the summit, we’ll have excellent views of the Caucuses, including Ushba, the Matterhorn of the region.SEND US REQUEST TO BOOKwe're here to help
Extra day at huts for inclement weather. We’ll take a glacier tour or return to the valley if we already have summited.SEND US REQUEST TO BOOKwe're here to help
Flight home from Mineral Vody.SEND US REQUEST TO BOOKwe're here to help
Marina Migurskaya has been climbing and trekking all over the Russia for over 25 years and has been guiding professionally since 1998. She is based in the Terskol village at the foot of Mount Elbrus, has explored every corner of the Azau Valley and has formed many close relationships with the local people living there. She has worked with climbers of all levels of experience, but particularly enjoys teaching novice climbers how to be comfortable and self-sufficient in the mountains.
Sergey Kovalev is known for Everest first Ukrainian ascent. In addition to his fame in the extreme environments of Alaska, the Himalayas and Antarctica, Sergey’s success in guiding people to the summit is simply remarkable. Along with guiding numerous high altitude expeditions, Sergey is a two time summiteer of Everest. Sergey’s guided ascents are an extremely unique blend of his dynamic spirit, climbing expertise and guiding savvy, known throughout the local guiding community.
Great guides (Elbrus Tours), great food, great group, great accommodation and most importantly the climb and the acclimatisation hikes were amazing. It’s amazing being surrounded by mountains especially in the Caucasus mountain ranges! I couldn’t think of a better way to be introduced to mountaineering. Thank you for all your help, your customer service (Mountain Planet) and responsiveness has been amazing and really helped the whole experience run smoothly. Couldn’t recommend you as a support member enough.
The climb with Alex (StrongTour) went perfectly, all good and I did summit! Really thanks for all your info, I got very good moments in Russia - amazing place with amazing people. For sure I will be back.
We are Wanadri women series and Pemalang Team. Climbed Mt.Elbrus on 24th 2010 at 2 o'clock. It's a great mountain! But we (women 8, Irma, Danny, Indra and Aser) reached the West top! Very great guides! Sergey, Daniel, Victor and Habib! The food was great, too! Me (Maria) and Nisa will be back some day to climb Elbrus!
I returned home to Ireland safe and well and am now back at work. I wish to thank you and your company for coordinating matters in Russia / Elbrus region for this expedition. I am aware that you had many challenges to accommodate an Expedition on Elbrus in October 2013,but, as you know , it was a complete success.
We have had a great time working with you since we started running trips to Elbrus and very much value you and your team and all the hard work that you have always put in on our trips, going above and beyond to ensure that our trekkers and climbers are incredibly well looked after when they are out with you so a big thank-you from us for all that you have done and continue to do.
Wow! Alpindustria sangat support tim ekspedisi TVOne ke punsak Elnrus di hari Kemerdekaan Indonesia Ke-64 (17 August 2009)/ Great job! Great team! Terima kasin///Thank you...Spasiba!!! Alpindustria gave me the best!!! To reach the summit! Thanks for our lovely guide Oksana…
Thank you so much once again for looking after our team on Elbrus so well, they all loved the trip and have come back very happy so thank you and the rest of the team so much.
Thank you for your kindly support during stay in Elburs I have passed two certificates to your staff on last Friday. Also, Alpindustria in Moscow has changed shoes. I was satisfied that tour and I am planning to use your company for next trip.
WE are Team 2011 accompanying Sabar, the FIRST handicapped man that climbed Mt.Elbrus on the 17th of August 2011 on the Indonesian Independence Day! Sergey Baranov, Victor Yanchenko, Daniel Timofeev are great guides! Thanks for Elena and Anna the cooks. Budi, Sabar, Riv and others
I’ve been meaning to drop you a line to say a HIGE thank you to you, Marina and Victor. It really was a fabulous trip and you all looked after me so well.
Hi, our names are Radu Albu and Radu Turta. We are mountain guides and high altitude climbers. We love what we do and we try to do it perfectly. Thank you very much AlpIndustria. Signed by Radu Albu & Radu Turta.
This review will be whole about how impressed I am by the services rendered by Alpindustria Team, and how thankful I am for helping me to reach my goal and climb Elbrus. If you are a foreigner, but you have ever lived in Russia, you probably noticed that quality standards can be set here on a very different level.
Thanks Viktor and Victoria for very professional service.
Haloo Alpindustria We are so happy, when we look the picture .. big hug for you team from slovakia... Best regard Victoria Ilmi
We offer you complete and balanced meals useful for people exercising up in the mountains If you have food restrictions please inform us at least 1 week prior your arrival. We’ll try our best to make you feel comfortable.
All EU and US citizens are required to have a visa before arriving in Russia. You will need to obtain your visa well in advance of the climb directly from a Russian Embassy or consulate. We will send letter of invitation to you as well as detailed instruction on obtaining a visa.
Your guide will carry a first aid kit all the time during your climb. However, please bring your own medicine in case you need any of prescribed items. There are a few drug stores in Mineral Vody and Terskol so you won’t have any problem with all basic treatments.
Temperature in the Baksan Valley varies from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. It can be from +15 to -5 above 3500m, and from +10 to -15 on the summit depending on the weather. In case of bad weather conditions we will use a reserve day to reschedule the climb.
For transfer we use comfortable sedans (depending on the group size) or minibuses (for 10-15 people) like Mercedes, Volkswagen or Ford. In case if needed we help you to book an individual car for extra fee. To reach high camp you’ll need to obtain a chair lift pass.
Our guides are responsible for providing safety on all kinds of mountain relief. They have a radio, GPS, a mobile telephone, all necessary group equipment. All guests should have medical insurance in case of incidents which can cover all expenses in emergency.