Go Climb the Highest Peak in Europe, Mt. Elbrus (18,510 ft)

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This 8th trip to Mt. Elbrus is being organized by the CMC High Altitude Mountaineering and Adventure Travel Committees. For trip application, itinerary, and other information please contact Vern Bass, trip leader: 4efs@eazy.net .

Russia: Mt. Elbrus 18,510′
August 4-16, 2012
$3,085 (not including international air fare)

***Final cost may vary slightly as some costs are denominated in euros, not dollars or rubles.

Elbrus; located in the spectacular Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia and one of the fabled “Seven Summits” offers strenuous, but not overly difficult climbing. Basic knowledge of ice axe, crampon usage, and roped team travel is essential.

The trip plans to use the standard southern approach from the Baksan Valley and the route passes the ruins of the famous Priut (Hut) of 11 that burned in 1998. Days are allotted for acclimatization and extra summit attempts, if bad weather intervenes. Transit is through Moscow and includes a day long city tour at the end of the trip.

Trip cost includes: domestic airfare within Russia, all lodging and most meals, ground transportation, airport transfer fees, guide fees in the Valley, Russian visa & all permit fees, gratuities, leader expenses, and a CMC administrative fee.

Trip cost does not include: international air fare, baggage fees, trip insurance, some meals, bar tab, and souvenir purchases.

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