There are two rescue
posts in the Elbrus Region: at Terskol (tel. 86638-71489) and at
Shkhelda Alpine Camp. It is necessary to have personal insurance
when climbing in the area.
The head office of
the rescue service is in Nalchik: Tel: 86622 93-244 / 93-284.
are recommended to report to the nearest rescue center. The staff
are generally helpful and give good advice, some speak English.
There are first aid
points in Terskol and at the Cheget hotel. The nearest hospital is
in Tyrnyauz. GSM mobile phones are working in the area since spring
2002, which may be used as a mean of comunication.