Located in the western Caucasus mountain range in Russia, Mt. Elbrus stands at 18,510 feet, making it the tallest mountain in Europe. The mountain has two main summits; the Western summit standing at 18,510 feet, and the Eastern summit standing at 18,442 feet. The first successful ascent was led by English expedition leader F. Crauford Grove and his team of Frederick Gardner, Horace Walker and Peter Knubel in 1874. Most attempts are made during the summer months via the Normal route.
The following gear list is approved by our partner Rainier Mountaineering Inc. for its guided climbs of Mt. Elbrus.