MOUNTAIN RESCUE AND MEDICAL FACILITIES
There are two rescue posts in the Elbrus Region: at Terskol (tel. 86638-71489) and at Shkhelda Alpine Camp. It is necessary to have personal insurance when climbing in the area.
The head office of the rescue service is in Nalchik: Tel: 86622 93-244 / 93-284.
Individual climbers are recommended to report to the nearest rescue center. The staff are generally helpful and give good advice, some speak English.
There are first aid points in Terskol and at the Cheget hotel. The nearest hospital is in Tyrnyauz. GSM mobile phones are working in the area since spring 2002, which may be used as a mean of comunication.