Annual Event on the Europe’s top (5642 meters above sea level)
EWR creation was driven by love and a dream. Two founders of EWR – Sergey and Ivan spent many days on Elbrus and Elbrus area since childhood and dreamed to make big event on Elbrus. Inspiration came from big events around the world like race around Mont Blanc and also from desire to do something own, something special.
The Elbrus World Race event center and event camp will be located in the village of Elbrus.
Elbrus (5642) – is an iconic mountain in Caucasus mountain chain, located in south Russia between Black Sea and Caspian Sea. With its 5642 meters (18 510 ft.) above the sea level western summit of Elbrus is a highest point of geographical Europe. Elbrus has a volcano nature explaining the distinct, “round” look of the Elbrus. Elbrus is dominating above surroundings with whole 4741 meters of shoulder drop.
Elbrus area is dynamically changing – region of Elbrus is traditionally popular for alpine skiing and mountaineering. Russia is planning to develop Elbrus region into modern mountaineering and ski cluster with 3 times increased infrastructure capacity compare to current one. Estimated size of investments is over 2 billion US dollars for coming 10 years
EWR organization – is a team of event specialists, mountain guides and international volunteers connected by passion for mountains and motivation to make a great event.
EWR President – Sergey Zon-Zam – mountaineer, high mountains guide, creator and owner of Russian market leading outdoor retail chain “Alpindustria”. EWR Race Director – Ivan Kuzmin, Ski-Orienteering World Champion, adventure racer, director of several International sport events – ski races, adventure races, orienteering races
Elbrus World Race is assisted by Alpindustria, leading Russian outdoor retail chain and professional mountaineering tour operator with the network of experienced guides and expertise in mountaineering and mountain security in the Elbrus area.
EWR is special on the way that it is wild nature around – not that much infrastructure if you compare to Alps for example.