The Seven Summits

Mount Elbrus

18,510 feet (5,642 meters)

Mt. Elbrus, Which Is A Dormant, Double-coned Volcano, Rises To 18,510 Feet (5,642 Meters), And Is The Highest Mountain In All Of Europe. Europe's, As Well As Russia's, Highest Peak.

While climbing Elbrus, you’ll be experiencing one of the renowned ‘Seven Summits’. Situated between the Black Sea to the west and the Caspian Sea to the east, Mt. Elbrus rises majestically from the high green plains that stretch northward into the heartland of Russia. Just to the south of the peak lies the main body of the Caucasus Mountains, a range that rivals the Alps with its stark rugged beauty. Add a descent on skis or a snowboard, and you have a complete adventure! The summit offers breathtaking views of the Caucasus Mountains and the impressive tributary valley systems feeding the raging waters of the Baksan River.

In my experience, few provide a more complete, safe and rewarding expedition experience than the Benegas Brothers. When it comes to expedition judgement, safety and climbing ethics, Willie and Damian set the bar as high as the mountains they climb.

There’s a lot more to high altitude climbing expeditions than just getting to the top. Team dynamics, the opportunities to learn skills, making life long friends, enjoying new cultures and cuisine are some of the important elements of an expedition. In my experience, few provide a more complete, safe and rewarding expedition experience than the Benegas Brothers. When it comes to expedition judgement, safety and climbing ethics, Willie and Damian set the bar as high as the mountains they climb. My son Matt and I have 100% trust and confidence in Willie and Damian and when I’m not climbing with Matt, it’s reassuring to know he’s with Benegas Brothers.

Mike Moniz, 2014

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