5,642 metres high
Mount Elbrus is the highest peak in Europe at 5,642 metres high.
Only 50-90% of climbers succeed
Mount Elbrus has two main approaches, a north and south approach. 80-90% of climbers succeed in climbing the South Side. The North Side is significantly more difficult with a successful climb rates being as low as 50%.
A 10 day expedition
Mount Elbrus is a more technical than Kilimanjaro and requires a 10 day challenge to allow for acclimatisation and severe weather conditions.
Half way up Kilimanjaro, I knew I had the climbing bug and this was only the beginning of my climbing adventures. Mount Elbrus wasn’t a mountain I knew a lot about but as it’s the highest peak in Europe and more technical than Kilimanjaro it seemed a natural progression.
Walking for me connects me to Louis in a way that nothing else can.
Deciding to complete the three peaks on what would have been Louis’ 1st birthday was necessary for me at the time to be the best possible mum to Freddie and the best possible new version of myself. Training which mostly involved walking with Sam (the dog) allowed me to spend that time being with my little angel.
Kilimanjaro seemed like an obvious next challenge and my renewed motivation came soon after Evie was born. The desire for a challenge and a new focus materialised after posting an innocent message on Facebook asking if anyone fancied taking on Africa’s highest peak. Less than six months after Conquering Kilimanjaro, here we are again ready to take on our next challenge, Mount Elbrus.
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Elbrus is also one of the 7 summits which massively appeals to me (highest mountain in each continent).
Elbrus stands at 5,642 m (18,510ft) and is part of the Caucasus mountain range in southern Russia.
10 day challenge to allow for acclimatisation and severe weather conditions.