Hi everyone, I'm Arnaud from France!
I'm planning to climb mount elbrus in july this summer 2016. I would like to build a little team, to be three or four something like that!
Elbrus is a straight forward climb on snow and ice. There are no technical sections and you can walk to the summit without any mountaineering skills. Unfortunately many climbers underestimate the weather conditions on the peak and Elbrus is claiming lives almost every year. It is regarded as one of the easist of the seven.
A Russian peak close to the border of Georgia. The highest peak in the Caucasus Mountain Range.
There's no peak fee, but a small national reserve fee has to be paid. Fligths to the area are moderately priced and you can do with normal cold weather gear. The visa for Russia can be expensive for some passport holders and many have to pay additionally for visa support.
It can be climbed any time, but May to September are the most common period. It can get really cold in the winter.
So feel free to comment and share this post, I'm really excited! (As concerns myself, I've already made some 6000m so it shouldn't be so hard for me.)