Private Elbrus - July 24th to August 2nd, 2020

Elbrus at 5642m is the highest mountain in Europe and one of the world famous 7 summits! The southside of Elbrus is surrounded by vast open valleys carved by glaciers and the towering twin peaks of Elbrus itself, getting to the summit is never easy but the effort makes for an unforgettable shared journey.

  • Entirely planned & organised by Mountain Expeditions (16+ expeditions)
  • A relaxed itinerary with rest days and a built in 2 day weather window
  • The best local logistics available to support the expedition
  • 97% summit success over 16 expeditions
  • 24/7 support & advice from Mountain Expeditions


“An incredible trip, superbly organised, lead with passion & professionalism – absolutely loved it!” Ben Herbert

Expedition Facts

  • Duration:

    10 days
  • Activity:

    High Altitude
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel & Mountain Huts
  • Difficulty Level:

    B2 (Explain this)
  • Overview
  • Trip Suitability
  • Itinerary
  • Map
  • Included
  • Not Included
  • Difficulty Level
  • In-country Safety
  • FAQs


Mt Elbrus at 5642m is Europe’s highest mountain and the perfect first big alpine peak. Technically straight forward, Elbrus presents a fantastic objective as one of the world famous 7 summits!

Situated in the quiet western Caucasus mountain range in Russia, we’ll gradually gain height and acclimatise well, before making an attempt to the highest point in Europe. Once acclimatised, our route follows the northern snow slopes to the col between Elbrus’ twin summits, before ascending to the West Peak – the true summit of Europe’s highest mountain!


Organised and lead by Mountain Expeditions

Mountain Expeditions are expedition specialists – simply put we love organising and delivering world class expeditions. We understand that joining any of our expeditions is a big deal, so we try and make sure everything is perfect from start to finish.


Fully supported by local cooks, porters & guides

The truth behind organising and leading worldwide expeditions is that you need an excellent local in-country agent to work with. Over the years Mountain Expeditions have developed a long standing relationship with our local crews and the added value of our friendly and efficient local staff never goes unnoticed – we know it makes a big difference to your experience. Our local team are a huge part of your experience and make all the difference on the mountain.

Local Mountain Guides

With all our expeditions we partner with the very best local in-country agencies who shares our ethos of delivering outstanding expeditions. For Elbrus, a local guide will be with the team throughout the entire expedition and an additional local guide will be used during the summit push.

Very high summit success rate

We believe that our high summit success rate is down to a combination of smaller teams and using the most experienced High Altitude Expedition Leaders. This combination has shown time and time again that this is the safest approach whilst on the mountain.

9 day flexible itinerary with a 2 summit day window

Our itinerary has been chosen to make this trip the very best we believe it can be. We’ve built in climb high sleep low days to aid your acclimatisation, a full rest day before your summit attempt and of course there are some big days too! We have also built in a 2 day weather window to allow plenty of time to reach the summit.

A perfect non-technical high altitude peak

There are many reasons people climb big mountains and many reasons why you might choose Elbrus as your next one. Due to its low technicality, Elbrus offers a realistic opportunity to summit a big mountain without having years of experience. Please read our Trip Suitability section to find out more.

Accommodation: hotel & mountain huts

Many of our expeditions start and finish in a bustling city in a really nice hotel or lodge. Maybe it’s first and last impressions that count or perhaps we just enjoy having nice accommodation when starting and finishing a trip but it’s what we do! On the mountain we make sure camp life is as comfortable as we can.

Pricing, Dates & Availability

Live Trip Status: This trip is live & taking bookings for Talha & friends only. The status will change from ‘Available‘ to ‘Confirmed‘ once there are 4 bookings but this isn’t relevant to your group as you are a private booking so please ignore it. Once you have booked your place on the trip we recommend you go ahead and book your flight and insurance.

Trip Cost:

The total cost per person (including summit Snowcat) for your Private Climb is on a sliding scale as follows:

South route (9 days)
4 people – £1765 pp
5 people – £1570 pp
6 people – £1440 pp


We will amend the final balance payment accordingly once you have confirmed final numbers. You will receive an email reminder about the final payment which is due 6 weeks prior to departure: on 27th July.


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