Elbrus expeditions. Trekking and ski-touring in the Mount Elbrus area. Caucasus Mountains, Russia. Mt Elbrus climb. gb@geographicbureau.com phone: +7 812 2305794 fax: +7 812 2304576 Postal address: 197110, P.O.Box 162, St Petersburg, Russia

Over 25 years experience

Welcome to join Geographic Bureau climbs, treks and ski-tours. Being one of the first Russian private companies in the adventure travel business we have been conducting these trips for over 20 years - since 1989. We have probably the best success rate of Mt Elbrus ascents along with excellent safety records.
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Mount Kazbek Climb

Mount Kazbek Climb

One week trip to one of the highest and the most beautiful peaks of the Caucasus - Mount Kazbek, 5047m. It is an ancient, heavily glaciated volcano situated in the central part of the Main Caucasian Ridge

Elbrus Ski Descent

Elbrus Ski Descent

The program was designed to give a chance for ski fans to ascent the highest summit of Europe - Mt Elbrus and then ski all the way down with more than 2000m altitude differences.


Elbrus on map

Study the Elbrus infrastructure right from your home on Google maps: hotels, ski lifts, base camps, mountain huts etc. 

Our team
We proudly present our experienced team of guides you can rely on in any situation.                  
Mt Elbrus Facts & Figures
Height

Elbrus has two summits. The West Summit is the highest: 5642m, the East Summit is just a bit lower: 5621m.

Name

The local (Balkarian) name: 'Mingi-Tau' means: 'Resembling a thousand mountains'.

1st ascent

First ascent of the East Summit (5621m): 1829. First ascent of the West Summit (5642m): 1874. In 1967 the Soviet government organized a mass climbing and about 2500 people participated; although most of them had never seen a mountain up close before...


There is a cable car running: it starts at 2200m in Azau, the first stop is Stary Krugozor, 3000m; the second stop is Mir station, 3500m. From Mir a chairlift can take you up to 3750m.