Mount Elbrus, the Highest Mountain in Europe

Climbing Mount Elbrus in Russia should be very simple. Well, from the South route anyway. North of manchester route with this mountain can be an entirely different challenge. A proper mountaineering experience unlike say Kilmanjaro. Climbing Elbrus involves quite a bit of preparation from your physical, mental and logistical viewpoint.

Apparently visiting Russia could take a long time. So you will need to make another intend to improvise. the best way of transportation being what modern man calls the aeroplane. Upon arrival within the awesome capital of scotland- Moscow the thrill and games begin. The very first challenge is obtaining a taxi. After you have done that, the duty of explaining your destination and negotiating a price is next on your list. No easy task when nobody speaks English. The drive-thru to central Moscow takes about 1.5 hours. Manchester international is all about 50km outside central Moscow and also the readers are a nightmare. Upon arrival inside the hotel, its an instant vodka, shower and... time and energy to hit the streets of Moscow. And don't try and hit them also hard because you can appear the second best. There are some pretty cool restaurants where you are up against just one more challenge. You will be necessary to negotiate your way around a menu in Russian and waiter who, you got it right, only speaks Russian. That which you suggest you do is close up your eyes, move your finger up and down recption menus and where ever your finger stops... order that. Oh, and don't forget the vodka. After dinner, somewhat ramble to the Red Square to see the Kremlin is obviously in order. Please do not try to spray-paint your business about the Kremlin walls. Somehow the Russian secret service won't agree to this sporting activity.

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An earlier day I'm afraid. Well, That's not me really afraid as days aren't being afraid of. The Russian Mafia is one thing to become afraid about, but I'll leave that story for one more time. The flight to Mineralyne Vody leaves at 12H00 reaching 14H00. Upon arrival, we load up the gear to the bus and make 60 minutes drive through to a awesome town called Kislovodsk where we check into our hotel for that evening. Once checked in, we hit the city for dinner then a vodka or 10. If you aren't during sex by 12H00, please get back to the resort. Breakfast is served. Well this is just not tennis. We're here to climb Elbrus remember. You obtain your own personal breakfast. After loading the 4?4 vehicles, we take the 3 hour drive-thru to base camp that is nestled on the base of Elbrus. Why did you think it had been called bases camp? As the camp houses many golf equipment which use excess base inside their music? or perhaps is it for the reason that camp is home the Revlon's constitute production? Nope. Sorry to disappoint you about this one. Base camp in such cases describes our base for your Elbrus climb. The drive into base camp is both spectacular and nerve racking. The roads are already carved into the mountains leaving vertical drops up to 200m. The tracks only permit one vehicle at the same time. It really is safe to assume, that no one inhibits the motive force at this point with the game. The country side out here's so remote. The only real reason there would be a single on the roads ended up being climb Elbrus. Being at the start of the time of year, we encountered no-one. Even as come to camp, we set up the tents, of loaded our gear and made for the mess tent for your first taste of mountain food-cabbage soup. Base camp of Elbrus is located at 2400m.

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