Our Elbrus expedition is nine days long including flights and transfers etc. If you'd like to extend your trip with sight seeing, or climb a couple of peaks in the alps for acclimatisation in the days before flying to Russia then let us know.
Climbing Elbrus on skis is extremely physical and tiring. It is common to spend tweleve hours for the ascent and descent and you must be capable of making good safe turns with a rucksack, in any snow conditions and at altitude. All after having done eight hours of ski mountaineering! Not that we want to put you off, but you must be well prepared before the trip. If your not sure, then a weekends ski touring with us prior to attempting Elbrus is a very good idea.
A weekend in the alps prior to the expedition would also give you some good acclimatisation and a chance to test your equipment.
Elbrus west summit - 5642m - Elbrus Ski Expedition 2018