There are many reasons why people look to the mountains for answers. Sometimes it’s a quest of self-discovery and self-actualization. In a setting that is both unforgiving yet non-judgmental. We are offered an opportunity to test our limits. Bear in mind that opportunity is always within reach, whether an individual chooses to take this opportunity, is up to them. Each mountain is unique, yet they all share a similarity; a mountain will always push you. It will push you to challenge yourself and experience a unique sense of achievement. Very little in life is comparable to the feeling of reaching the summit after any amount of time with nothing but that single goal on your mind.
Mount Elbrus – one of the 7 summits, is the highest mountain of the European continent. Its West summit is 5,642 meters high, the East summit is 21 meters shorter.
Mt. Elbrus is situated between the Black and the Caspian Sea on the territory of the Russian Federation, only 20 km from the Georgian border. Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano. The last explosion occurred approximately 2,000 years ago. The two summits of Elbrus are in fact two craters of the volcano. Everywhere on its slopes, you can see the debris of solidified lava.
Elbrus from the north is a route for lovers of virgin nature. There are no hotels, restaurants, cable cars, and snowcats, so the climbers reach the summit by walking – from the beginning to the end.