The Expedition Trip Notes provide detailed information and background for Adventure Consultants' Elbrus Expeditions.
You can view the trip notes online by clicking the images or download a pdf by clicking the following links:
Elbrus Trip 1 Trip Notes 2023
Elbrus Trip 2 Trip Notes 2023
The team will have a minimum size of 6 members and 2 guides and a maximum size of 12 members and 3 guides.
The expedition leader will be scheduled approximately six months out from the trip start. All of our expedition leaders have extensive experience at high altitude and a proven record of safety, success and compatibility.
Lead Guide Elbrus Trip 1 & 2, 2019
Mike Roberts has been guiding for nearly 30 years and during his career has climbed many of the world’s highest mountains including 8 ascents of Everest including back to back ascents of Everest and Lhotse.
He has also managed to fit in 15 seasons mountain and ski guiding in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, 19 seasons in Antarctica as a Field Leader / Guide to the USA and NZ Antarctic Programs, SAR Leader for the Joint Antarctic Search and Rescue team, has worked as a Professional Ski Patroller / Avalanche Forecaster and is a qualified Physiotherapist. Mike is also a fully qualified IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide.
Lead Guide Elbrus Trip 3, 2019
Having begun his association with AC in our New Zealand guiding team, JB has fast become one of our most popular guides. Quickly progressing to bigger and bolder projects, JB has already gathered impressive high altitude experience, having summitted 8,167m/26,794ft Dhaulagiri without oxygen in 2017. JB has also led three expeditions to Antarctica’s highest peak, Vinson Massif (4,892m/16,050ft), and was Elbrus Lead Guide for AC in 2018.
Head Office Support Team
Running successful journeys and expeditions is more about experience, knowledge and strategic management than any other factors. As an organisation, we place a substantial amount of time and resources into ensuring our trips are well planned and supported. You can be assured that the AC staff will provide you with friendly advice and knowledgeable support throughout the planning stages of your trip and we will be there to provide backup while the trip is running.
Kelly McLaren, Expedition Liaison
Having worked for Adventure Consultants since 2004, Kelly has gained a vast knowledge of AC expeditions and treks. In her role as Expedition Liaison, Kelly will assist with the planning and logistics for your trip, providing useful information, reminders and answering any questions to ensure you arrive well prepared.
Expedition members will be provided with pre-trip medical advice and a medical questionnaire and asked to visit their family physician and receive a full medical examination. This information will be sighted only by the expedition leader and our medical adviser and treated with full confidentiality. Please also enquire about our Fitness Training Programs.
Each of our trips is individually rated according to its physical and technical difficulty, displayed in the icons towards the top of each trip page. You can click on the accompanying question mark for additional descriptions and the full run-down of our grading system is available on our Difficulty Ratings page.
Food will be of the highest standard possible, given the remoteness of the location. If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us at the time of registration. For special diets such as vegan and gluten/dairy free we will call you to discuss your needs and how this will work on the expedition in Russia.
Clothing & Equipment
Adventure Consultants will supply all group gear (e.g. ropes, etc.) whilst expedition members are to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. A comprehensive equipment list will be provided to expedition members upon confirmation of your participation.