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Alex Abramov and Luda Korobeshko came to Elbrus region for work and fun. Tomorrow they will celebrate Women's Day on March 8. Our local office is preparing for a new season that starts from May Days. For two years we use for Mount Elbrus ... read more

Alex Abramov and Luda Korobeshko came to Elbrus region for work and fun. Tomorrow they will celebrate Women's Day on March 8. Our local office is preparing for a new season that starts from May Days. For two years we use for Mount Elbrus our favorite Refuge – LEAPrus...

 

 

Our programs:

Elbrus by classic route, 8 days

 

Elbrus climb with traverse from south to north, 8 days

 

 

 

In 2013 Italian architectural firm LEAPfactory has constructed a new energy-efficient hotel on the southern glacier of Mount Elbrus, in Russia's Caucasus mountain range. Generally considered the highest peak in Europe, Mount Elbrus has a summit of 5,642 m (18,510 ft). The hotel in question is located 3,912 m (12,834 ft) above sea level, hence its name: LEAPrus 3912.

 

 

Depending on your point of view, Mount Elbrus could be considered the highest peak in Euro...LEAPrus 3912 features a 8.6 kw photovoltaic system and a solar thermal system, both comple...The modules boast 46 beds, a living area, restaurant area with kitchen, toilets, reception...The hotel has an expected lifespan of 50 years.

 

 

The hotel has a total area of 139 sq m (1,500 sq ft), and comprises four prefabricated modules, which were constructed in Italy before being shipped over to Russia and deposited on the mountainside by helicopter. The modules were then assembled and made operational over a few days in July. They boast 46 beds, a living area, restaurant area with kitchen, toilets, reception, and staff accommodation. The hotel has an expected lifespan of 50 years.

Given the remote location, and the expense and technical difficulty of receiving supplies, it makes good sense to ensure that LEAPrus 3912 is as energy-efficient as possible, and LEAPfactory did indeed install a range of technology to bring this about.

LEAPrus 3912 features a 8.6 kWp photovoltaic system and a solar thermal system, both complemented by a standard gas-burning generator, efficient LED lighting, and an underfloor heating system that's designed for low-temperature usage.

An efficient ventilation system helps mitigate heating requirements, and a sewage plant designed for high-altitude usage has been installed that promises almost 100 percent recycling of human waste. The hotel also sports an integrated system that melts the ample quantities of snow to supply water to sanitation services.

The energy-efficient tech is managed by an energy monitoring system, that in turn is regulated by a computer that can be remotely controlled via satellite.

LEAPrus 3912 was constructed for the North Caucasus Mountain Club, and opened for business last month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A guide of our Club Alexey Lonchinsky and his partner Alexander Gukov go in Chamonix for the Piolet d'Or!

The organizers of the "Piolet d'Or" contest surprise all and delight us. They changed all formats of determination the winners. This year, two experts made a large list of climbing, which they liked. And a big jury had already chosen three ... read more

The organizers of the "Piolet d'Or" contest surprise all and delight us. They changed all formats of determination the winners. This year, two experts made a large list of climbing, which they liked. And a big jury had already chosen three winners.

Among them, and our St. Petersburg friends! CONGRATULATIONS!

 

 

April 9-12, Chamonix – Courmayeur awaits them for a pleasant trip, without a usual nervous tension. Most likely, French will not change their minds, as for "Mistral".

That's what we wrote last December, congratulating a guide and coach of 7 Summits Club Alexey Lonchinsky to obtain "Russian Golden Piolet": "Congratulations to our tour guide, coach and friend, a wonderful guy and a wonderful athlete Liosha Lonchinsky! Deserved victory! All the others were also good, worthy contenders. But experts still knew things when adjudicated. Now it is up to the French (world) Piolet d'Or! "

 

And video:

Tamserku presentation