Finish at 5642m, the European Seven Summit!
X. Elbrus International Festival of Winter Extreme Sports
Each year, more than 300 top athletes from all over the world compete in four competitions at the Elbrus within one week. Especially the altitude and the weather make each race to an unique experience. You need will and passion and in the end you will be rewarded with awesome emotions.
This is what Karl Egloff says about the event. He beat Kilian Jornet at the Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua - now he also has the speed record at this Seven Summit, 3:24 to the top and 4:20 up and down - amazing. 2018 Tamara Lunger is going to take the challenge and start in the new Monsters Ski Expedition Race.
"One of the most amazing experiences in my life. Abroad people say Russians are crazy. Yes, they are crazy to do these beautiful things!"
Foto (c) Oleg Chegodaev
Officially the festival begins on May 1, 2018. An earlier arrival makes sense especially with regard to a good, because important acclimatization. Nevertheless, it is possible to arrive at a later date. The first "compulsory date" is on the agenda with the Vertical Kilometer®.
Sunday, 29. April Individual arrival, transfer to Azau and check-in
Monday, 30. April Easy tour for acclimatization
Tudesday, 1. May Tour for acclimatization, opening ceremony & briefing
Wednesday, 2. May Ski Monsters Team Expedition Race
Thursday, 3. May Relax and acclimatize
Friday, 4. May Tour for acclimatization, opening ceremony & briefing
Saturday, 5. May Vertical Kilometer® - Mt Elbrus, 2450 - 3450m, Kabardino-Balkaria Skyrunner Cup
Sunday, 6. May Preparing for the Summit, briefings and latest information
Monday, 7. May SkyMarathon® - Mt Elbrus (2350 - 5642m), 1st Station of the Russian Skyrunner Cup
Montag, 7. Mai High-Speed Run (3750 - 5642m), Kabardino-Balkaria Open Skyrunner Championship
Tudesday, 8. May Red Fox TSL Challenge snow shoe race
Dienstag, 9. Mai Price giving ceremony & party
Dienstag, 9. Mai Transfer to the airport and individual homeward trip
The Red Fox Elbrus Festival of Winter Extreme Sports takes place at altitudes from 2500 to 5642m. In addition to an excellent physical condition and experience on mountains in the winter, the basic prerequisites are sufficient acclimatization and appropriate preparation, for example at the
10 days, 4 races - all together from 850 euros
Transfer at the arrival from Mineralnyje Wody to Azau and back (at least two persons)
8x overnight stay in Azau with half board (2- or 3-bed room, breakfast and dinner)
1x overnight stay in the Barrels with full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Participation in races
Red Fox Elbrus Race shirt
Adventurebook with all important details and information from arrival to the races in advance and support on site by Laufcoaches.com
Not included are visas, flights, passport registration, discounted lift tickets, other meals and drinks.
The summit itself seems to be so close, and that is a huge threat. The DNF quota of 58 percent at the High-Speed Run 2016 already tells you everything about the hardness of the race. In addition, take care of rapid weather changes with storm and felt temperatures below minus 35 ° C.
For this reason, an extensive equipment with climbing harness, snares for the two rope insured places is absolutely obligatory. By registering, you will receive extensive information for the journey, tips for acclimatization and of course the races so that you are perfectly prepared for this adventure.