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

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 30 years - since 1989. We have probably the best success rate of Mt Elbrus ascents along with excellent safety records.
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Elbrus Climb - 8 days 2023

Elbrus Climb - 8 days 2023

This trip is suitable for the partly acclimatised or those who acclimatise well. If you are uncertain how well you perform at altitude we recommend our two weeks trip.

Elbrus Ski-Tour - 14 days

Elbrus Ski-Tour - 14 days

The Caucasus form a chain of snowy mountains separating Georgia from Russia to the north. Just north of the main chain lies the Europe’s highest summit - the twin-peaked Mt Elbrus.

Elbrus on map

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

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Mt Elbrus Facts & Figures

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


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.