So you have climbed Kilimanjaro and the high altitude bug has bitten? And you are wondering what to climb next. Bring on Mount Elbrus in Russia. The highest mountain in Europe.
Well… all we know is that Elbrus is a mountain. That’s it.That is all the information we have available for now. We would love to tell you more but we forgot to Putin the code that gives us access to the secret Elbrus information files kept in the Kremlin. Wait…..just in!!! As luck would have it, our undercover agent Vladimir has just cracked the code and downloaded all the information we need to climb Elbrus.
восхождение на Эльбрус – лучшая альпинистская экспедиция, прежде чем вы умрете.
What was that? You don’t understand Russian. Shew, I’m glad because neither can we. We just wanted to sound more authentic. Elbrus is situated in the Southern part of the Russia in the Caucasus mountain Range. It basically borders with the country of Georgia. There are 2 summits. Namely, the west summit at 5,642m is the higher of the two.
You might want to remember that fact when climbing Elbrus. You don’t want to get to the top of the lower Eastern summit of 5,621m and miss the highest mountain in Europe by 20m. Maybe bring a 20m ladder if you are allergic to western summits and your doctor will only prescribe medicine for you to climb the eastern summit.
Did you know?
The total area that the glaciers of Elbrus cover is about 134 square kilometres with a thickness of about 250m in some places. Frikken crazy stuff hey?