Russia 2022 – Mount Elbrus
Science in the Wild Education/Adventure Experience
CANCELED: Science in the Wild Stands With Ukraine
Interested in trekking in the beautiful Caucasus Mountains? If so, then join Science in the Wild for our expedition to Elbrus (18,510 ft./5642 m)! You’ll learn about the geology of the landscape, help us collect snow samples towards understanding how the snowpack is changing in the high alpine region, and participate in studies to understand how our bodies acclimate to such extreme altitudes.
Total land costs: $4500
Includes: all transfers while in Mineralnye Vody and to/from the mountain; chairlift fees; lodging in refuges while on the mountain; breakfasts and dinners on the mountain; Russian and Western guides; Elbrus National Park fees; registration with Alpine Rescue
Excludes: international airfare; internal flights (Moscow/Mineralnye Vody); hotels in Moscow; travel and rescue insurance; excess baggage fees; visa fees; meals in restaurants; snow-track up to 5000 meters on summit day; customary guide and educator gratuities
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY:
· $1000 Deposit will be fully refunded if applicant is not accepted.
If accepted, the following applies: $150 non-refundable registration fee.
· Full refunds, less registration fee will be provided if requested 90 days prior to expedition departure.
· 50% refund will be provided if requested 60 to 89 days prior to expedition departure.
· No refunds will be provided 59 days or less prior to expedition.
Kaspari, S. D., Schwikowski, M., Gysel, M., Flanner, M. G., Kang, S., Hou, S., and Mayewski, P. A., (2011), Recent increase in black carbon concentrations from a Mt. Everest ice core spanning 1860–2000 AD, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L04703, doi:10.1029/2010gl046096.
Day 1 - Travel Day
Day 2 - Moscow, Russia
Day 3 - Terskol
Day 4 - Terskol
Day 5 - The Heart of Elbrus - 3800 m/12,467 ft.
Day 6 - The Heart of Elbrus - 3800 m/12,467 ft.
Day 7 - The Heart of Elbrus - rest day
Day 8 - Summit Day! (18,510 ft./5,642 m)
Day 9 - extra (weather) day
Day 10 - extra (weather) day
Day 11 - Moscow, Russia
Note: if we come back a day or two earlier from the mountain given good weather, we’ll have some extra time to spend in Moscow.
Day 12 - Departure
Ok, I'm interested, what do I do now?
Send us an email or give us a call to register your interest and we’ll provide you with an application for the expedition.
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