Blue Flower

Climbing Mount Elbrus in Russia is supposed to be a breeze. Well, in the South route anyway. The north route about this mountain is definitely an entirely different challenge. A suitable mountaineering experience unlike say Kilmanjaro. Climbing Elbrus involves a substantial amount of preparation from a physical, mental and logistical standpoint.

Apparently visiting Russia could take a while. So you will intend to make another plan to improvise. the most effective form of transportation being what modern man calls the aeroplane. Upon arrival within the awesome town of Moscow the thrill and games begin. The very first challenge is finding a taxi. Once you've done that, the task of explaining your destination and negotiating a cost is next on your list. Not an easy task when no-one speaks English. The drive-thru to central Moscow takes about 1.5 hours. The airport is about 50km outside central Moscow as well as the visitors are a nightmare. Upon arrival inside the hotel, its an instant vodka, shower and... time to hit the streets of Moscow. And don't try to hit them hard as you may are removed second best. There are many pretty cool restaurants where you stand up against one more challenge. You'll be required to negotiate on your path around a menu in Russian and waiter who, you guessed it, only speaks Russian. What we suggest one does is close the eyes, move your finger up and down the menu and where ever your finger stops... order that. Oh, please remember the vodka. After dinner, somewhat ramble to the Red Square to view the Kremlin is definitely to be able. Please do not try to spray-paint your reputation about the Kremlin walls. Somehow the Russian secret service does not approve of this sporting activity.

An early on day I'm afraid. Well, I'm not really really afraid as days are not to become scared of. The Russian Mafia is a thing being afraid about, but I'll leave that story for an additional time. The flight to Mineralyne Vody leaves at 12H00 coming to 14H00. Upon arrival, we load up the apparatus onto the bus and make 60 minutes drive through for an awesome town called Kislovodsk where we look at our hotel to the evening. Once checked in, we hit town for lunch as well as a vodka or 10. If you aren't during sex by 12H00, please come back to your accommodation. Breakfast is served. This isn't tennis. Were here to climb Elbrus remember. You receive your own breakfast. After loading the 4?4 vehicles, we make 3 hour drive-thru to base camp which can be nestled in the base of Elbrus. Why would you think it turned out called bases camp? For the reason that camp has many night clubs that use excess base within their music? or is it since the camp is home the Revlon's make-up production? Nope. Sorry to let you down on this one. Base camp in such cases identifies our base to the Elbrus climb. The drive into base camp is both spectacular and nerve racking. The roads have been carved in the mountains leaving vertical drops of up to 200m. The tracks only permit one vehicle at any given time. It really is safe to assume, that no person inhibits the driving force at this point with the game. The united states side out the following is so remote. The sole reason there would be any one on the roads ended up being climb Elbrus. Being at the outset of the time of year, we encountered no person. After we arrived in camp, we build the tents, of loaded our gear making for your mess tent for first taste of mountain food-cabbage soup. Base camp of Elbrus is found at 2400m.

Check out about Elbrus Ski Touring web page: here.