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Belukha climbing

Altai, Siberia, Russia. "Mountain Climbing in Altai - climbing Belukha"

Central Altai. Katunskie Belki. Climbing Belukha (4506 m). Classic route from the North via Berel Saddle

Altitude: 4506 m
Program category: Mountain Climbing
Difficulty: advanced (SPECIAL SKILLS ARE REQUIRED)

Duration: 12 days
Season: June - September
First climb: Brothers Tronovy, 1914
Program price from: 400 Euro

  • 16.08.20 - 28.08.20Standart, group 6 part. 800 EURO booking

Mountain climbing program "Climbing of Mount Belukha in Altai" with MCS AlexClimb Guides

Program "Mountain climbing in Altai, climbing Mount Belukha" is available on the reservation at least 90 day prior the trip - special permission needed for entering the border area.

Climbing Belukha, the highest mountain in Altai and all Siberia - it is beautiful and interesting route, accessible for participants with a basic climbing experience. Technically the Belukha route is 3b in Russian Graduation system. In reality it is climbing the moderate snow and ice slopes, crossing the glacier (moving roped) and climbing the crux part - the East Ridge - 300 meters of snow covered moderate rocks (30° - 45°). For your safety and convenience our guides will equip all the technical obstacles of the route with fixed ropes.

The Belukha ascent is by no means to be taken as sportive climb. This is unique experience of getting to the top of the mountain of amazing beauty, mystical summit with the powerful energy field. Dazzling white two-summit Belukha mountain, like mirage peering above the taiga covered slopes of lower Altai mountains - it is like symbol of the supreme perfection and virgin purity of the World.

This 12-day program "Mountain climbing in Altai, climbing Mount Belukha" is designed for people who have some prior experience in mountain climbing and who want to try themselves at technical mountain climbing route. This program includes acclimatization part. 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 Altai climbing schedule (Climbing Mount Belukha 2020):

Guided ascent of Mount Belukha (4506 m), 3b Russian Grade
Moderate difficulty Climb, Advanced level

Program "Altai, climbing Belukha" is available on the reservation at least 90 day prior the trip - special permission needed for entering the border area. 

Day 1 - International flight to Moscow, hotel accommodation, city tour
Day 2 - Flight to Barnaul, transfer to Tungur village, 1200 km, (minibus), overnight in the Guest Hous
Day 3 - Riding the horseback by Kucherla valley to meteostation Karaturek, overnight in the tents
Day 4 - On the horseback over the Karaturek Pass to Akkem valley to Akkem Lake, overnight in the tents
Day 5 - Day off
Day 6 - Trek to the Tomsk Bivouac, overnight in the tents
Day 7 - Climbing Delane Pass, fixed ropes, camping on the glacier, overnight in the tents
Day 8 - Climbing to Base Camp on the Berel Col, overnight in the tents
Day 9 - Summit day, climbing East Belukha (4506 m), descent to the Tomsk Bivouac or to the Akkem Lake, overnight in the tents
Day 10 - Descent by the Akkem valley (horses are used for carrying backpacks), overnight in the tents
Day 11 - Descent by the Akkem valley, passing Kuzujak Pass, descent to Tungur, overnight in the Guest House
Day 12 - Departure to Barnaul (minibus), hotel accommodation
Day 13 - Flight to Moscow, return International flight

Prices and conditions

The price of the MCS AlexClimb mountain program "Altai. Climbing Belukha 2020":

800 Euro* - standart group 5-12 participants
1450 Euro* - mini-group 3-4 participants
2100 Euro* - private program for 1-2 participants
*  Price per person

You have to be ready for:

  • Climbing the route of the moderate difficulty. The risk and physical load levels are high enough;
  • 10 days of camping life in the field conditions;
  • Two days horse riding;
  • 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;
  • Average temperature on the route is comfortable: +20°C;

Conditions: minimum 5 participants, the passing of the  Brief AlexClimb course of mountain technique is recommended before the trip. Acclimatization climb of Mount Ak Oyuk is reccommended before the trip.
The price includes: Professional mountain guide services, rent of the communal equipment (ropes, belaying and navigation equipment, cooking gear), Guest House and camping accommodation,  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 (Barnaul),
one day in Moscow if you have long transfer***, obligatory climbing insurance, transfer from Barnaul to Tungur and back, rent of the personal equipment, horses for load transportation, 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. Altai. Climbing Mount Belukha" 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.