Mount Elbrus, the Highest Mountain in Europe
  • Climbing Mount Elbrus in Russia should be a breeze. Well, in the South route anyway. The north route on this mountain is an entirely different challenge. A suitable mountaineering experience unlike say Kilmanjaro. Climbing Elbrus involves a lot of preparation from a physical, mental and logistical point of view.

    Apparently visiting Russia could take a while. So you'll want to make another prefer to improvise. the most effective kind of transportation being what modern man calls the aeroplane. Upon arrival within the awesome capital of scotland - Moscow the fun and games begin. The 1st challenge is finding a taxi. After you have done that, the work of explaining your destination and negotiating a cost is next on your own list. Not an easy task when no one speaks English. The drive through to central Moscow takes about 1.5 hours. Manchester airport is all about 50km away from central Moscow as well as the readers are a nightmare. Upon arrival within the hotel, its a fast vodka, shower and... time to hit the streets of Moscow. , nor try and hit them hard since you may are removed the second best. There are a few pretty cool restaurants your location up against another challenge. You will be needed to negotiate your way around a menu in Russian and waiter who, you guessed it, only speaks Russian. What we should suggest one does is close the eyes, move your finger along recption menus and where ever your finger stops... order that. Oh, and don't forget the vodka. After dinner, a bit ramble up to the Red Square to find out the Kremlin is unquestionably so as. Please don't try and spray-paint your name for the Kremlin walls. Somehow the Russian secret service won't agree to this sporting activity.

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    An earlier day I'm afraid. Well, I'm not really afraid as days aren't anything to become frightened of. The Russian Mafia is a thing to be afraid about, but I'll leave that story for an additional time. The flight to Mineralyne Vody leaves at 12H00 reaching 14H00. Upon arrival, we stock up kit on the bus and make 60 minutes drive through to a awesome town called Kislovodsk where we check into our hotel for that evening. Once checked in, we hit town for lunch as well as a vodka or 10. If you aren't in bed by 12H00, please get back to the hotel. Breakfast is served. Now this isn't tennis. Were here to climb Elbrus remember. You receive your individual breakfast. After loading the 4?4 vehicles, we take the 3 hour drive through to base camp which is nestled in the base of Elbrus. Why do you think it absolutely was called bases camp? Since the camp has many dance clubs designed to use excess base inside their music? or perhaps is it for the reason that camp is home the Revlon's make-up production? Nope. Sorry to let you down for this one. Base camp in such cases refers to our base for your Elbrus climb. The drive into base camp is both spectacular and nerve racking. The roads are already carved in the mountains leaving vertical drops of up to 200m. The tracks only enable one vehicle at any given time. It is pretty sure, that no one inhibits the driver at this stage in the game. The continent side out here's so remote. The only real reason there would be any one on the highway ended up being to climb Elbrus. Being at the start of the summer season, we encountered no person. Even as come to camp, we build the tents, of loaded our gear generating to the mess tent for our first taste of mountain food-cabbage soup. Base camp of Elbrus is located at 2400m.

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