Mount Elbrus, the Highest Mountain in Europe
  • Climbing Mount Elbrus in Russia is supposed to be very simple. Well, in the South route anyway. Its northern border route about this mountain is surely an entirely different challenge. A proper mountaineering experience unlike say Kilmanjaro. Climbing Elbrus involves a lot of preparation coming from a physical, mental and logistical viewpoint.

    Apparently approaching Russia could take a long time. So you'll need to make another plan to improvise. the very best type of transportation being what modern man calls the aeroplane. Upon arrival from the awesome town of Moscow the fun and games begin. The initial challenge is locating a taxi. Once you've done that, the job of explaining your destination and negotiating a price is next on your list. No easy task when no person speaks English. The drive-thru to central Moscow takes about 1.5 hours. The airport is around 50km beyond central Moscow and also the readers are a nightmare. Upon arrival from the hotel, its an instant vodka, shower and... time for it to hit the streets of Moscow. And attempt to hit them hard as you may go second best. There are a few pretty cool restaurants where you stand up against one more challenge. You'll be forced to negotiate the right path around a menu in Russian and waiter who, you got it right, only speaks Russian. Might know about suggest you need to do is close your eyes, move your finger along the menu and where ever your finger stops... order that. Oh, and don't forget the vodka. After dinner, a bit ramble up to the Red Square to determine the Kremlin is unquestionably so as. Please don't make an attempt to spray-paint your reputation on the Kremlin walls. Somehow the Russian secret service doesn't accept this sporting activity.

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    A young day I'm afraid. Well, That's not me really afraid as days aren't being frightened of. The Russian Mafia is a thing to become afraid about, but I'll leave that story for an additional time. The flight to Mineralyne Vody leaves at 12H00 reaching 14H00. Upon arrival, we group the apparatus to the bus and consider the One hour drive through to a awesome town called Kislovodsk where we check into our hotel to the evening. Once checked in, we hit town for supper then a vodka or 10. If you are not while having sex by 12H00, please get back to your accommodation. Breakfast is served. Now this just isn't tennis. We're here to climb Elbrus remember. You receive your individual breakfast. After loading the 4?4 vehicles, we make 3 hour drive through to base camp which can be nestled at the base of Elbrus. Why have you think it absolutely was called bases camp? For the reason that camp hosts many dance clubs that use excess base of their music? or perhaps is it as the camp is home the Revlon's comprise production? Nope. Sorry to are truly disappointing with this one. Base camp in this instance refers to our base for that Elbrus climb. The drive into base camp is both spectacular and nerve racking. The roads have already been carved in to the mountains leaving vertical drops up to 200m. The tracks only enable one vehicle at a time. It can be safe to say, that no person disrupts the driving force at this time with the game. The nation side out here's so remote. The only real reason there'd be a single while driving ended up being climb Elbrus. Being at the start of the growing season, we encountered nobody. Even as arrived at camp, we setup the tents, of loaded our gear making it to the mess tent for first taste of mountain food-cabbage soup. Base camp of Elbrus is situated at 2400m.

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