Climbing Kazbek and Kilimanjaro: Comparing two 5,000 meter peaks
In our experience, many trekkers & climbers with any international experience have likely summited Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro, based on its relative accessibility and the mountain’s reputation for being the “easiest” of the Seven Summits. Following a successful summit of Kilimanjaro, most climbers will turn their attention to more technical peaks to gain more high-altitude experience & skills. Enter Mt. Kazbek. Despite Kazbek being several hundred meters lower than Kilimanjaro, there are a lot of reasons why this “Pearl of the
More than the Kremlin: 6 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg
***Bob and Jana Cash were Beyond Red Square’s first repeat clients to Russia, visiting the North Caucasus in Summer 2019 and returning in 2020 to explore Moscow & St. Petersburg (along with their son who is studying Russian in-country!). Read
Mother/Son Trip of a Lifetime
This past June, American Dawn Barberi and her 17-yr. old son Connor had an incredible shared experience, climbing Mt. Elbrus and then touring St. Petersburg & Moscow together. Read further to hear about their experiences from Dawn, in her own
Climbing Elbrus and Kilimanjaro: How the First 2 of the Seven Summits compare
***Article written by Kevin Abernethy from the USA, avid mountain climber and adventurer Any climbers pursuing the goal of climbing the Seven Summits will find themselves traveling to regions of the world they may have never previously heard of, let
Is the drive to Mt. Elbrus safe?
One of the first things you’ll notice, as you begin planning for your Mt. Elbrus trip, are some pretty serious travel warnings. And not just to the greater North Caucasus region, but specifically referring to the drive to Mt. Elbrus.
4 Reasons to Travel to the North Caucasus instead of Italy
Off the beaten path in Europe: 4 reasons why you should travel to the North Caucasus instead of Italy If you are planning an overseas trip in the near future, odds are it’s to somewhere in Europe…..right? A large %
Top 11 Things You Should Do After Climbing Mt. Elbrus
If you’re like many climbers from around the world, Mt. Elbrus is on your bucket list to summit. Whether or not you have a goal of climbing the world’s 7 summits, you are like many thousands of Russians and foreigners