Mount Elbrus, the Highest Mountain in Europe
Climbing Mount Elbrus in Russia is supposed to be very simple. Well, from your South route anyway. North of manchester route for this mountain can be an entirely different challenge. A proper mountaineering experience unlike say Kilmanjaro. Climbing Elbrus involves a lot of preparation coming from a physical, mental and logistical point of view.
Apparently walking to Russia can take quite a while. So you'll want to make another prefer to improvise. the best type of transportation being what modern man calls the aeroplane. Upon arrival in the awesome city of Moscow the fun and games begin. The very first challenge is getting a taxi. Once you have done that, the task of explaining your destination and negotiating a cost is next in your list. No easy task when no one speaks English. The drive-thru to central Moscow takes about 1.5 hours. Edinburgh airport is approximately 50km beyond central Moscow and also the visitors a nightmare. Upon arrival from the hotel, its a fast vodka, shower and... time for you to hit the streets of Moscow. , nor try to hit them also hard as you may go the second best. There are many pretty cool restaurants where you stand confronted with one more challenge. You will be required to negotiate the right path around a menu in Russian and waiter who, you guessed it, only speaks Russian. Might know about suggest you need to do is close your eyes, move your finger down and up recption menus and where ever your finger stops... order that. Oh, also keep in mind the vodka. After dinner, just a little ramble to the Red Square to find out the Kremlin is definitely as a way. Please do not attempt to spray-paint your name about the Kremlin walls. Somehow the Russian secret service doesn't approve of this sporting activity.
An early on day I'm afraid. Well, I'm not really afraid as days are not being fearful of. The Russian Mafia is one thing being afraid about, but I'll leave that story for an additional time. The flight to Mineralyne Vody leaves at 12H00 coming to 14H00. Upon arrival, we group the tools onto the bus and make 60 minutes drive through with an awesome town called Kislovodsk where we look into our hotel for your evening. Once checked in, we hit the town for supper as well as a vodka or 10. Discover during sex by 12H00, please come back to your accommodation. Breakfast is served. Now this is just not tennis. We are here to climb Elbrus remember. You receive your own personal breakfast. After loading some?4 vehicles, we take the 3 hour drive-thru to base camp which can be nestled with the base of Elbrus. Why do you think it had been called bases camp? As the camp is home to many golf equipment designed to use excess base inside their music? or is it since the camp is home the Revlon's make-up production? Nope. Sorry to disappointed you with this one. Base camp in such cases identifies our base for that Elbrus climb. The drive into base camp is both spectacular and nerve racking. The roads are already carved in the mountains leaving vertical drops all the way to 200m. The tracks only allow for one vehicle at any given time. It really is reliable advice, that no-one interferes with the trucker at this point in the game. The united states side out here's so remote. The only real reason there'd be any one while driving would have been to climb Elbrus. Being at the outset of the season, we encountered no one. After we arrived in camp, we set up the tents, of loaded our gear making for that mess tent for your first taste of mountain food-cabbage soup. Base camp of Elbrus is located at 2400m.
More information about Mount Elbrus just go to our new internet page.