Ushba - the most beautiful and difficult
mountain of Caucasus, the Queen, which is proudly reigning above
of all the Main Caucasian Range. More than the one hundred years
history of ascensions of this mountain has retained many heroic
and dramatic episodes. All the annals of Russian and world
sportive mountain climbing is deeply connected with this strange
name - Ushba, the name, which even local people - Swanetians, who
live at foot of it, can not explain clearly...
Ascension of Ushba is difficult both
technically and psychologically, the mountain gets on the climber,
tries to break him, to force him to give up before the Summit. It
is impossible to tell, what the climber feels standing on top,
among curling clouds there, where two worlds are merging the
reality and the eternity... Only one thing I can tell you - all my
climbs of Ushba are the brightest moments of my life. Without
this Mountain for me it wouldn't be fairy to repeat the words of
my favorite writer: «Well, the world is wonderful and surprising,
there is something more in it than commerce, much more… »
This ascension requires serious preparation, good physical form
and experience. We advice to climb Elbrus for acclimatization
before trying Ushba.
Period: May -
Standard Duration: 8 days
Minimum duration: 7 days
Climbing of the Northern Ushba by the Classical route takes
4-6 days from alpine-camp "Shchelda"
price Include: guide services, rent of basic equipment (tent,
cord, belaying and navigating equipment, utensils, stoves), all
transfers, registration, border permissions, food during all the
Tour price Not include: cost of the air ticket to the place
of the program beginning and back, the climbing insurance,
rent of personal equipment.
Be ready to:
5-6 days of camping life in field conditions.
Cooking your meal by yourself..
Carrying backpack 15-20 kg.
The air temperature on the altitude more then 3000m can be quite low