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Mount Elbrus, the Highest Mountain in Europe

Climbing Mount Elbrus in Russia is supposed to be a piece of cake. Well, from your South route anyway. North of manchester route for this mountain is surely 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 perspective.

Apparently travelling to Russia might take a while. So you will desire to make another prefer to improvise. the most effective way of transportation being what modern man calls the aeroplane. Upon arrival from the awesome capital of scotland- Moscow the thrill and games begin. The initial challenge is finding a taxi. Once you have done that, the work 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. Manchester international is all about 50km outside of central Moscow as well as the visitors are a nightmare. Upon arrival from the hotel, its a simple vodka, shower and... time for you to hit the streets of Moscow. And attempt to hit them hard as you may are removed second best. There are many pretty cool restaurants where you are facing yet another challenge. You will be needed to negotiate the right path around a menu in Russian and waiter who, you guessed it, only speaks Russian. What we should suggest you are doing is close your eyes, move your finger up and down the menu where ever your finger stops... order that. Oh, please remember the vodka. After dinner, a little ramble to the Red Square to view the Kremlin is obviously as a way. Don't attempt to spray-paint your business around the Kremlin walls. Somehow the Russian secret service does not approve of this sporting activity.


An earlier day I'm afraid. Well, That's not me really afraid as days are nothing to become scared of. The Russian Mafia is one thing to be afraid about, but I'll leave that story for one more time. The flight to Mineralyne Vody leaves at 12H00 going to 14H00. Upon arrival, we stock up kit onto the bus and consider the 60 minutes drive-thru with an awesome town called Kislovodsk where we check into our hotel for the evening. Once checked in, we hit the town for lunch then a vodka or 10. If you aren't during sex by 12H00, please get back to the resort. Breakfast is served. This just isn't tennis. We are here to climb Elbrus remember. You get your personal breakfast. After loading several?4 vehicles, we go ahead and take 3 hour drive through to base camp that's nestled in the base of Elbrus. Why did you think it was called bases camp? Because the camp hosts many golf equipment that use excess base in their music? or possibly it for the reason that camp is home the Revlon's make up production? Nope. Sorry to let you down with this one. Base camp in such cases describes our base for the Elbrus climb. The drive into base camp is both spectacular and nerve racking. The roads happen to be carved in the mountains leaving vertical drops as high as 200m. The tracks only enable one vehicle at the same time. It can be pretty sure, that no-one disrupts the driver at this point of the game. The united states side out here is so remote. The only reason there would be anyone on the highway would have been to climb Elbrus. Being at the outset of the time of year, we encountered no-one. If we arrived in camp, we set up the tents, of loaded our gear making to the mess tent for our first taste of mountain food-cabbage soup. Base camp of Elbrus can be found at 2400m.

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