Attention!! Below is a plan to climb the peaks of Kazbek - Elbrus !! As noted earlier, the Elbrus-Kazbek variant is possible.
Meeting, group gathering in Stepantsminda settlement (Kazbegi). Overnight in a guest house, hotel. Acquaintance with the instructor, testing and distribution of equipment.
Acclimatization exit on the lung. The beginning of the ascent of the Saberze slope. On the way we will visit the famous Christian monastery of the Holy Trinity Sameba (2170 m) and then climb to the Saberze Pass (2930 m). We admire the beautiful views. Tea, coffee, snack. As an alternative - access to the alpine zone - the Chaukh massif.
The beginning of the ascent. Depending on the state of the group. We rise again to the pass and go down a little to the green clearing Saberce, put up tents, rest. Either go to the sites under the glacier (3300 m) or go further along the language of the Gergiti glacier to the weather station (3600 m). As an option: in the morning drove in jeeps to the church and then drove the backpacks on horses (cargo up to 75 kg) to the weather station (for a fee).
Crossing the Gergiti Glacier and climbing to the Weather Station 3-4 hours (3600 m). Snack, rest, acclimatization walk through the ancient Betlemi monastery to the parking lots at an altitude of 4200 m. Return to the weather station. Overnight at the weather station in tents or accommodation at the weather station itself at the expense of the participants.
Acclimatization exit on 4500 m, ice-snow lessons. Descent to the weather station. Or, depending on the preparation and condition of the group, the installation of an assault camp in parking lots (4200 m).
Climbing Kazbek (5033 m) 5-7 hours. Early departure at 03:00. Descent to the weather station and further, according to the group's status, to the green glade Saberze.
Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Descent to Stepantsminda. Settlement in the guest house. Festive dinner.
Moving to the Elbrus region, v. Terskol, checking into a camping (hotel).
Breakfast. Transfer to the village of Azau. Ascent by cable car to the 3800 m mark (Garabashi station). Hiking with equipment to the mark of 4100 m (Shelter of eleven). Accommodation in a shelter or in tents. Radial exit to the Pastukhov Rocks to the level of 4800 m.
Early rise. When the weather is nice, we exit in the dark (2 nights). We make an attempt to climb the Western peak (5642 m). For any result, we go down in a great mood. Recreation.
A spare day in case of bad weather.
We get down to the village of Terskol. We check into a hotel. Celebrating victory or making plans for the future ...
Breakfast. Departure. Making plans for new peaks.