Europe’s highest mountain, which sits in the Kabardino-Balkaria region of Russia, was largely off-limits to Western climbers under 80 years of Soviet rule. In fact, many climbers completed an ‘alternative’ Seven Summits, which included Mont Blanc. More recently, however, this majestic mountain has been restored to its rightful place in the climbing pantheon. It is a must for anyone wanting to tackle the true tallest peaks on every continent.
Climb the highest peak in Europe
There are very few guiding companies that can rival Elite Exped when it comes to operating in the world’s most extreme environments, and none that can match our experience. Our leaders, Nimsdai and Mingma David, have climbed all of the world’s 8,000m peaks in record time, many of them multiple times over. Perhaps more importantly, when working together, the pair have a 100 percent safety record. Not a single member of any of their teams has lost so much as a fingertip to frostbite.
If your ambition is to climb the Seven Summits, you want the safest team possible to take you to the top of Everest, but why stop there? Our record makes us uniquely qualified to tackle the highest mountains on all seven continents in the most efficient way possible - including taking you to the top of Europe.