Elbrus summit PD+
5642m. Standard Route from Barrell huts (3850M0 via pashtuva rocks (4600m). A camp on the Morraine or at the higher hut around 4100m is recommended as a base. The climb is huge. Do not underestimate the resiliance required to get up Elbrus - it goes on forever. Acclimatise well. The altitude and weather conditions make it a serious, though technically straightforward, undertaking. Exposure is greatest above the saddle (5300m), although the most dangerous part of the route is probably the interminable approach ramp to the saddle which in poor visibility is indistinct enough to disorientate and hangs above crevasses.

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Hidden - 16/Jul/14

50 mph winds on summit night... -30 Deg Gnarly! great climb, perfect for anyone new to crampons and ice axes who jave been to altitude before
Mike_Bottom - Jun/14

alexm198 - Jul/13

michaelmurray - 31/May/13 with Andrew Lawrence, Matt Myerscough, James

Mark123 - 2013

North side attempt. A good trek up to high camp and good weather for acclimatisation up to Lenz Rocks but 2 aborted summit atempts due horrendous weather (High winds an snow). Hey Ho...maybe another day
Gigantor - 16/Aug/12

Rhys Jones - 2012

7/09 - Arrival at base camp (2500m), and short trek around the valley. 8/09 - Hike up to high camp (3800m) to acclimatise and cache gear. Return to base camp. 9/09 - Back up to high camp to settle. Very high winds , increasing through the day. 10/09 - Pinned down by a storm, winds so strong almost impossible to stand! 11/09 - Winds lessen slightly, acclimatisation climb to Lenz Rocks (4600m). 12/09 - First summit attempt. Turn back just shy of Lenz Rocks due to increasing einds and decreasing visibility. 13/09 - 2nd summit attemot. Much harder than expected. The mountain goes on and on forever, and even the flat summit plataeu was really hard because of the altitude. Great climb.
manbat - 13/Sep/11

Pohil - May/10

12 hours from 3500 meters force and back wind 5m/s 17 below zero sunny weather bullet hard ice
panz - Lead RP - 04/Mar/10

turned around 100m short of summit
Stuart Johnston - Apr/09

Andy Hewison - Aug/08

chris687 - 2007 with Rishi Patel

Bruveris - Aug/06

My mother had just died and my sister came along to our base camp as she was too scared to stay in the valley. We flashed it, not really acclimatising properly. Neither of us ate a thing all day and it beat the hell out of us. I sprayed the snow with yellow bile for much of the way down... nice! Before we set off, a Russian felt it wise to tell us 7 people had died on it the week before - cheers.
jimorothy - AltLd - Aug/06 with Rachel Crolla

Walked up from the valley. Long, hot slog. Three different camps then summit night. Left at 3am in howling blizzard. Summitted in glorious sunshine and walked all the way down the same day.
Andynsloan - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with Ashley Poulter, Gary Abel, Nick Williams

ross duffield - 2003

aennis - Aug/02

sgl0jd - 2000

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