Mount Elbrus Trip Report (#18736)
- Signed By: Krist0f
- Date submitted: February 14, 2006
- Number of People Encountered:25-50 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Hardly any difficulties except for the altitude sickness (get proper acclimatization) and low temperatures. Walking poles useful, I used my ice axe only once while climbing up the pass at 5200 m. Pretty easy technically, can turn out deadly though in case of bad weather. Watch out for the weather changing quite rapidly, there are numerous reports of missing people being found after many hours or days after they have lost orientation. A lot of people in the summer, I have encountered more people than during Mt. Blanc ascent.