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Bezengi - East Elbrus

North Caucasus. Russia. Climbing East Elbrus (5642 m) with acclimatization in Bezengi

Altitude: 5642 m
Program category: Mountain Climbing
Difficulty: basic (SPECIAL SKILLS ARE NOT REQUIRED)

Duration: 12 days
Season: June - September
First climb:
Douglas Freshfeald, 1887
Program price from: 850 Euro

  • 15.06.20 - 27.06.20Standart, group 6 part. 60000 RUR booking

Classic climbs of Caucasus - Climbing East Elbrus (5642 m) after acclimatization in Bezengi valley.

Program "Climbing East Elbrus with acclimatization in Bezengi" is available on the reservation at least 90 day prior the trip - special permission needed for entering the border area.

In this program, climbing East Elbrus by the route via the eastern lava flow is combined with the standard block of acclimatization at the mountain training center "Bezengi". Climbing the East Elbrus - that is quite interesting and non-standard version of ascension of the highest mountain in Europe, as the most Elbrus climbing attempts are done from the south side. Climbing the eastern Summit of Elbrus - that is a task for those who do not want to deceive themselves using for mountain climbing any mechanical means - cable car, snow cats, as well as to prefer climbing Mount Elbrus in the conditions of the autonomic expedition. Climbing East Elbrus - is the more complicated mountain climbing program as the standard route from the south. Attempting to climb Elbrus by that route requires from the participants more concentration and physical effort. On the route to the East Summit of Elbrus the participants of our climbing program will have to face with the very real difficulties of a mountaineering expedition - with carrying loads, setting high camps, sleeping in the tents, cooking their meals. So, if your time schedule and health permit - clearly, climbing East Elbrus from the east with acclimatization in Bezengi - this is surely an option for you!

Our program "Climbing East Elbrus with acclimatization in Bezengi" runs throughout the summer season - from 1st June to 30th September.

This 12-day program "Climbing East Elbrus, Russia" was developed for people who have no prior experience in mountain climbing and who want to try themselves at mountain climbing. Climbing route of Elbrus is not very hard physically, does not require to overcome any technically difficult parts nor stay long at high altitude conditions. Regardless your climbing experience, we recommend passing the MCS AlexClimb Course of general physical preparation and  Course of Mountain Technique (basic level) before participating in this program.

The First Principle of MCS AlexClimb
The First Rule, by which we are guided in the development of our mountain programs - is safety. Professional Guides lead the group, the highest quality certificated equipment and the most modern navigation equipment are used. This guarantees the highest possible level of your safety in the mountains, which is the most important side of our work.

Program Schedule

The AlexClimb Russia climbing schedule (Climbing West Elbrus with acclimatization on the Classics of Bezengi 2020):

Mountain climbing program "Climbing of Elbrus with acclimatization Classics of Bezengi" with MCS AlexClimb and Bezengi Guides

Program "Climbing Elbrus with acclimatization in Bezengi" is available on the reservation at least 90 day prior the trip - special permission needed for entering the border area.

Day 1 - group collection in Nalchik, transfer to the Alpine camp "Bezengi '
Day 2 - setting the camp at Barankosh camping place, overnight in the tents
Day 3 - climbing the Summit of Mount Kel, 3800,
moving the camp to the base of Peak Semenovskogo
Day 4 -
climbing Peak Semenovskogo, return to the Bezengi Camp
Day 5 - transfer to the Elbrus village, hotel accommodation (B&B)
Day 6 - walking up the Irik Chat valley, setting the Camp on the "Hanging Valley" camping ground, overnight in the tents
Day 7 - walking up the Irik Pass, traversing the flat glacier Jinkau Ginkez, setting the camp at the base of the East Crater of Elbrus (Horseshoe), overnight in the tents
Day 8 - depending on the weather and route conditions - going straight to the East Summit of Elbrus or moving the camp to the altitude 4300, overnight in the tents
Day 9 - Summit day, climbing the East Summit of Elbrus, descent and taking down the camp to the base of Irik Pass, overnight in the tents
Day 10 - spare Summit Day
Day 11 - descent to the Elbrus village, hotel accommodation, overnight in the hotel (B&B)
Day 12 - transfer to Nalchik

Prices and conditions

The price of the "Climbing East Elbrus standard route from East, with acclimatization block in Bezengi, season 2020":

850 Euro* - standart group 5-10 participants
1100 Euro* - mini-group 3-4 participants
1600 Euro* - private program for 1-2 participants
* price per person

You have to be ready for: 

  • 6-8 days of camping life in the field conditions;
  • Cooking your meals by yourself while climbing mountains;
  • Carrying a 20-25 kg backpack;
  • Air temperature can be down to -20°C on the altitude higher than 3000 m;

Conditions: minimum 4 participants, the passing of the acclimatization module and  Brief AlexClimb course of mountain technique is recommended before the trip.
The price includes: Professional mountain guide services, rent of the communal equipment (ropes, belaying and navigation equipment, cooking gear), hotel accommodation, transfers from the point of the beginning of the program to its end (Nalchik), using the
communal basic medical kit, local registering and climbing permits, food for outdoor part of the program.
The price does not include: Russian visa charges*, International and domestic flight expenses** to and from the point of the beginning of the program (Nalchik),
one day in Moscow if you have long transfer***, obligatory climbing insurance, rent of the personal equipment, food and drinks while being in cities, using the satellite phone.
Group capacity: 12
Guides: 2

*AlexClimb Mountain Climbing School can provide Russian Visa support for you. More information on request.
**AlexClimb Mountain Climbing School can book the flights for you.
***AlexClimb Mountain Climbing School can book hotel for you in Moscow and organize, transfers sightseeing and recreations according to your preferences - basic Moscow package cost is 270 Euro wich inclides pick up and drop off in the airport and one night in the Hotel 3*.

Detailed conditions and limitations on the program "Russia. Climbing East Elbrus with acclimatization in Bezengi" can be read in the Offer section

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From the very beginning of our activity, here nearly 16 years, the first Principle of work of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb is the Safety Priority. On the basis of this Principle all process of training is based, all programs and rounds are developed and carried out only within this main principle. We consider that at professional approach to development of programs, at personal discipline and correctly put motivation - occupations by mountaineering and rock-climbing are COMPLETELY safe. And from the return - all troubles and accidents in our sport come from nonprofessionalism, from ignorance or neglect by elementary standards of safety, from irrational motivation, from revaluation of own forces and opportunities. All these prerequisites we COMPLETELY EXCLUDE in our work - ours Rock-climbing, Ice climbing and Mountaineering are based on one Principle - the Safety Priority. In rock-climbing, mountaineering and ice climbing, the Priority of Safety of MCS AlexClimb-is your personal security and comfort irrespective of, than we are engaged - we train muscles and we work technology of the movement in the sports hall and on the rock climbing wall, we make the way through snowstorm to top or we relax on golden sand of the Caribbean beach after hot day of trainings on rocks. The Safety priority - the main credo of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb.

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