A destination for travelers looking for culture and adventure in the far corners of Europe.
The dividing line between Europe and Asia, the legendary North Caucasus Mountain range is one of the most breathtaking areas of Russia and is just begging to be explored.
Climb Mt. Elbrus
(Minimum $1,000 Deposit)
Your K2 Adventure Begins in Moscow.
This vibrant city, overflowing with iconic architecture, history and culture is the perfect start to your trip.
Teeming with fascinating sights and the world’s most lavish and ornate metro system, Moscow is the perfect destination to prepare for your next Russian adventure, Mt. Elbrus.
Stand at the top of Europe
Trek to the top of the one of the Seven Summits, Mt. Elbrus, and conquer the tallest mountain in Europe.
Elbrus, or “High Watchtower,” is derived from Iranian mythology for legendary mountain “Avestan Hara Berezaiti.” Located in the North Caucasus Mountains in southern Russia, the mountain range forms the continental boarder between Europe and Asia. Home to Europe’s three tallest mountains, the highest is Mt. Elbrus at 18,510 feet (5,642 meters).
We will climb the South Route of Mt. Elbrus after spending days acclimatizing at the famous climber’s base camp. Mt. Elbrus has two summits, both of which are dormant volcanic cones. Our goal is the taller western summit, the true top of Mt. Elbrus.
Situated just north of the Russia border with Georgia, this grandiose peak is surrounded by sprawling valleys, twisting rivers and deep gorges. The view from the summit is a true sight to behold, but getting there is quite the quest.
The climb itself is challenging, but not overly technical or extreme. It is ideal for both new high-altitude climbers, as well as veterans who are looking to check an iconic peak off their bucket list.
Don’t underestimate the task at hand though. The weather is unpredictable and the terrain can be rough. Mt. Elbrus will certainly keep you on your toes.
Once you reach the summit, you can look out over this pristine region with a sense of accomplishment many have yet to experience.