"You can't race any higher in Europe!!"
02-10 Sept. 2017
XII international Elbrus Race — since 2005
Dear mountain friends, we invite you to take part at international Elbrus Race!
Its history started from the "first edition" Elbrus races organized by legendary soviet climber Vladimir Balyberdin and his friends at 1989/1990

Why autumn? Why September?
Because September is better - see explanation bellow!!
  • Summer climbing season is over, you have fantastic shape and acclimatization - why not use that to learn more about Your physical abilities?
  • The weather at September is still good, but there are no crowds on Elbrus slopes and at the valley, so one could enjoy the Caucasus nature with clean of people Elbrus climb
  • It is easy to find cheap accommodation at the valley - each hotel is happy to welcome guests at that period of year + we prepared PAX package for You
  • Since 2005 we always had good snow conditions on the route - just small icy spots, while ice is quite destroyed with sun so route ensures fast and safe racing!
  • All World absolute records for speed ascents to Elbrus from Baksan valley were set at September, at international Elbrus Race - so come and compete with outstanding athletes of now-days and the past


at photo: Vitaliy Shkel (to the left) and Kilian Jornet

You'll find XII international Elbrus Race program below
Of course you could come earlier to be > = 100% prepared!
02.09.2017 Arrival to Min Vody. Transfer to Baksan Valley
03.09.2017 Walking to Barrels refuge for acclimatization.
04.09.2017 Transfer to Azau lift station. The opening of the competition. Going up to refuge "Barrels" ~3710m.
05.09.2017 Qualifying speed climb from Barrels hut to the Pastukov rocks, 4800 m.
06.09.2017 Relax day.
07.09.2017 Classic and Extreme Speed Climbs of Mt. Elbrus West 5642 m. Boukreev record route to east Elbrus. Descent from Barrels to the Valley
08.09.2017 Spare day for the Race or Awards Ceremony & farewell party at the evening
09.09.2017 Spare day
10.09.2017 Transfer to airport. Flight from Min Vody.
For your convenience, we prepared a 475 EU package: accommodation, meals and transfers for all 9 days of ER. You can have advantage of our offer or arrange your stay by yourself.
Date / Day's program / lodging / meals
02.09.2017 Flight arrival to Min Vody. Transfer to Baksan Valley
Hotel Elba __D
03.09.2017Acclimatization walking nearby.
Hotel Elba B_D
04.09.2017 Transfer to Azau lift station. The opening of the competition. Going up to refuge "Barrels" ~3710m.
refuge "Barrels" BLD
05.09.2017 Qualifying speed climb from Barrels hut to the Pastukov rocks, 4800 m.
refuge "Barrels" BLD
06.09.2017 Relax day.
refuge "Barrels" BLD
07.09.2017 Classic and Extreme Speed Climbs of Mt. Elbrus West 5642 m. Descent from Barrels to the Valley
refuge "Barrels" BLD
08.09.2017 Spare day for the Race or Awards Ceremony & farewell party at the evening
refuge "Barrels" or Hotel Elba B__
09.09.2017 Spare day
Hotel Elba HB
10.09.2017 Transfer to airport. Flight from Min Vody. B__

ER Package price is 455 Euro per person

The price includes:

  • Scheduled transfers airport-hotel and hotel-airport on 02/09 and 210/09;
    those transfer are scheduled to pick up from Mineralnye Vody (airport and railway station) with 2 departures fixed between 8:00-11:00 and 11:00-14:00
    Inform us of Your flight schedule ASAP we were able to adjust the schedule for transfer to fit Your flights
  • Transfers along the program
  • Accommodation in the hotel Elba with HB
  • Accommodation in Barrels refuge with a meals according to the program
  • Cook for Barrels
  • Necessary formality (visa invitation letter, passport registration)
The price doesn't include:
  • Transfer in/out which do not fit to scheduled transfers (inform us of Your flight schedule ASAP we were able to adjust the schedule for transfer to fit Your flights)
  • Flight to and back from Mineralnie Vody airport
  • Unexpected preliminary evacuation cost
  • Lunches when at the Baksan valley
  • Ski lift tickets
  • An insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcohol
  • Cost of visa
  • Race registration fee (farewell party being included in the fee) - 50 EU
  • Since July 2016 National Park fee (hopefully - just 50 Rouble - the very last information) is back - we will try to make it free for ER participants, but it will be clear at September...
You could race one of 3 routes at Your choice (see regulation for more detailes) or just enjoy cheapest way to climb Elbrus joining Tourism class
Elbrus Race Extream route
Starts from 2400 m near first pylon of T-bar lift - finish at West Elbrus 5642 m
The length of the route is around 12200 meters with 3240 m of vertical drop


Elbrus Race Classic route
Goes from refuge Barrels (3750m) till the West Elbrus 5642 m)
Length of the route 7360 meter with vertical drop 1934 m

Elbrus Race Boukreev's record
Start at 4100 m, (a bit above of place were used to be Refuge 11) - finish at East Elbrus 5621 m
Elbrus Race Tourism Class
You will climb Elbrus by classic route starting early at the nigt together with marshalls team - see regulations for detailes


Windy morning at Pastukhov Rock

Absolute World Record holders - nobody did ever climbed Elbrus faster then they have done!!
Anatoliy Boukreev USSR/Kazakhstan/USA - 1h 47m
1990
Boukreev Record route Refuge 11 - East Elbrus 5621 m
Svetlana Sharipova (Kazakhstan) - 3:21:29
2006
Classic route
Barrels 3710m - West Elbrus 5642m
Andrzej Bargel (Poland) - 3:23:37
2010
Extreme Class
Azau 2400 m - West Elbrus 5642m

Oksana Stephanishina (Russia) - 4:09:39

2016
Extreme Class
Azau 2400 m - West Elbrus 5642m
Anton Proshchenko ( Russia) - 2:28:02
2012
Classic route
Barrels 3710m - West Elbrus 5642m
Olga Rzhavskaya (Russia, Terskol) - 3:20:19
2015
Boukreev Record route Refuge 11 - East Elbrus 5621 m

On Elbrus Race we work & compete hard!!
Denis Urubko on the top of Elbrus when fixing his record to climb Elbrus
On Elbrus Race we find new friends and enjoy the life

PARTNERS
Elbrus Race exists due to extraordinary support of mountain guides crew who after hard climbing season participate at event as marshalls!!


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