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Adyl su mountain course

Northern Central Caucasus. Russia. Kabardino-Balkaria. Basic mountaineering program "Adyl Su Valley alpine course"

Altitude: 4070 m
Program category: Mountain Climbing
Duration: 7 days
Season: June - September
Program price from: 650 Euro

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  • 05.06.22 - 12.06.22Standard group 55000 RUR booking

Educational (acclimatization) program "Adyl Su Valley alpine course" with MCS AlexClimb and Bezengi Guides

Program "Adyl Su valley alpine course" is available on the reservation at least 60 day prior the trip - special permission needed for entering the border area.

One of the oldest and most popular acclimatization and training programs of MCS AlexClimb Mountain climbing School which is perfect for most of the tasks associated with the need of fast and good acclimatization. The program is ideal preparation for climbing Elbrus, Kazbek, Ushba, Shkhara and Dykh Tau. In addition, by itself, this program is an independent route, which collects all the necessary elements of mountain climbing technique- the program includes two mountain ascents of initial level, two days are devoted to develop the skills of climbing on ice - this training takes place on the glacier Kashkatash, another day is dedicated to climbing on the equipped rockclimbing routes near the Gian Tugan Base Camp. This program is ideal for those who want to escape for a week from dusty metropolis and spend a week in the idyllic atmosphere of the mountain nature.

The week program "Basics of mountain climbing in Adyl Su valley" is build on the basic principle of the alpine acclimatization - an easy slow gradual climb, to get used to the altitude of the base from where we start - the level of the camp - 1,800 meters above sea level. Daily radial trips, increasing duration and altitude prepare you for climbing of the two beautiful peaks, from which in good weather you can enjoy the view of all the Beauties of the Central Caucasus. Although mountain routes, included in this program are not technically difficult, you will have to learn how to use climbing equipment and become familiar with the basic principles climbing on the rock and ice.

This 9-day program "Basics of mountain climbing in Adyl Su valley" is designed for people who have no prior experience in mountain climbing and who want to try themselves at mountain climbing. This program includes ascensions of the basic level of Mount Kurmychi  and Mount Andyrchi, and as well the basic level trainings of iceclimbing and rockclimbing. Regardless your climbing experience, we recommend the Course of general physical preparation and passing MCS AlexClimb 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 (Adyl Su valley acclimatization, Elbrus region 2022)

Educational (acclimatization) program "Basic Alpine course in Adyl Su valley" with MCS AlexClimb Guides
Easy Climb, Basic level

Day 1 - arrival in Nalchik, transfer to the Baksan Valley, breakfast and lunch are not included in the program for this day, dinner in the hotel, accommodation in the rooms with private facilities
Day 2 - acclimatization walk in Baksan valley, lunch and dinner in the dining room of the hotel, overnight in the hotel
Day 3 - basic rockclimbing training on the boulder located near the hotel, lunch, rest, preparation of equipment for the next day, breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining room, overnight in the hotel
Day 4 - an early start at 6am, walking to the camping site 3200 meters, setting up the tent camp, acclimatization ascent to the VCSPS Pass 3700m. Breakfast in the hotel, lunch and dinner - outdoor ration, overnight in the tents on the rocks
Day 5 - ascent of mt. Andyrchi (1A Russian grade, 4000 m), breakfast, lunch and dinner - outdoor ration, overnight in tents on the rocks
Day 6 - ascent of mt. Kurmychi (1Б, 4200 m), descent to the camp, rest, descent and return to the hotel, breakfast, lunch - outdoor ration, dinner in the hotel
Day 7 - departure to Nalchik


Prices and conditions

The price of the mountain program "Adyl Su valley alpine course, Elbrus region, season 2024":

650 Euro  - standard group 5-12 participants
1200 Euro  - mini group 3-4 participants
2100 Euro  - individual program 1-2 participants
* Price per participant

You have to be ready for: 

  • 2-3 days of camping life in the field conditions;
  • Cooking your meals by yourself while climbing mountains;
  • Carrying a 15-20 kg backpack;
  • Air temperature can be down to -20°C on the altitude higher than 3000 m;

Conditions: minimum 5 participants, the passing of the  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 cost 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. Acclimatization in Bezengi valley" can be read in the Offer section

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Our Principles

AlexClimb Rule #1 - Safety First

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.

AlexClimb Rule #2 - Leave No Trace

Closely interacting with Nature, working with the active programs in mountains, woods, lakes and rivers, we perfectly understand the importance of carefull and respectfull bahavior towards the Nature, for its resources. From the very beginning of our outdoor-activity we adopted rules of  Leave No Trace technique - the standard of behavior of the person accepted in all the civilized world in relation to environment and especially - to the wild nature. After all on the relation of people to the nature near which they exist, itself can draw dalekoidushchy conclusions on the relation of these people to... Where and as we didn't travel - we don't reserve any garbage, we try to reduce whenever possible our influence on environment to a minimum. We clear earlier zagryazyonny tourist parking of the left garbage, we take out and we take out to utilization places that to us other people left there. We consider that only thus, at personal individual consciousness of each citizen, each tourist, climber or autotraveller, we will be able to keep the nature surrounding us in its state, natural, suitable for life, - in it pledge of the healthy future for ourselves and our children.

AlexClimb Rule #3 - Sober Concious

The position of AlexClimb Mountain and rockclimbing School regarding healthy lifestyle is quite clear - we consider that only sober consciousness is capable to fill sincere emotions,  to sympathize, to enjoy life in all its variety. Bright various enjoyable life is possible only on condition of keeping the absolute sobriety and purity of consciousness. Any way of obscuring our perception of reality is intended to do harm to our consciousness and bring harm to our physical health, to replace the true values by false ones, to destroy us physically - to turn us into flabby, weak, senseless, gray herd with empty hazy eyes. We don't force anybody to our point of view, everyone has a God's gift of making his own choice and to destroy himself if that is what he wants... But in AlexCilimb Mountain Climbing School we accept quite certain and very simple set of rules: neither alcohol, nor drugs.