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Pik ProfsoyuzovShkhelda, RUSSIA
Climbs 1 – Rocktype UNKNOWN – Altitude 3700m a.s.l – Faces all
Initially the way follows a paved road. Shortly after the border check post, Elbrus camp is reached. From here path up the Shkhelda valley begins. The start of the path isn't obvious so ask a local if in doubt. Once on the path the way is easy and there are no forks to cause confusion. If leaving Nalchik in the afternoon you will likely spend the first night below the Shkhelda Glacier. On the second day continue to climb the valley, mount the Shkhelda Glacier then follow its true left side. The glacier is covered in moraine between the glacierís terminus and the base camp making going slow.
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