Elbrus expeditions. Trekking and ski-touring in the Mount Elbrus area. Caucasus Mountains, Russia. Mt Elbrus climb. gb@geographicbureau.com phone: +7 812 230-45-76 Postal address: 197110, P.O. Box 162, St Petersburg, Russia

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Grade and qualification

In spite of its technical ease, Kazbek is a serious mountain. On a scale of 1-6, the grading of Mt. Kazbek equals to 2. Although no advance mountaineering experience is required for the ascent of Kazbek, you will need to be familiar with the basic use of crampons and ice axes and you should be in good physical condition. We have only a few days for acclimatization before we ascent the summit. We do not make any rock climbing, although the final sections of the mountain will be climbed on icy slopes with some rocky sections of about 35-40 degrees. We make every effort to help you realize your summit ambitions. Personal kit must be carried including your sleeping bag and mat. A limited number of porters can be hired at an extra charge to carry personal equipment where necessary. We would like to have some information about your climbing experience.

An emergency medical kit accompanies the trek. We nevertheless recommend that you carry your own personal first aid kit. A suggested list of contents as well as more general health information is included in your pre-departure information. No special inoculations are required but we recommend that your tetanus inoculations are up to date and that you consult your doctor for other cover such as typhoid.

Insurance. Insurance is not included in our services. You must be insured before you come on a holiday. You must be insured against medical and personal accident risks, including rescue and repatriation. In the case of emergency evacuation you accept the responsibility of compensating us for transportation expenses.