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SKYMARATHON® - MT. ELBRUS VERTICAL KILOMETER®

SKYMARATHON® - MT. ELBRUS
May, 7th

The highlight and main event of the Red Fox Elbrus Race!

Every year, more than 500 athletes explore toughest conditions and challenge themselves with a vertical drop over 3000 m to summit the highest peak of Europe – MT. ELBRUS 5642 m /18,510 ft!

Speed races and Skymarathons at high altitude are getting more and more popular all over the world. Due to harsh weather conditions and it's altitude, the SKYMARATHON® - MT. ELBRUS is the most extreme event of the Festival.

The Speed Race to Mt. Elbrus West Summit 5642 m is held in 2 classes: "Sport" (professional class) and "Classic" (non-professional class):
«Sport» Class: SkyMarathon® - Mt. Elbrus, 2350-5642 m. 1st stage of the Russian Skyrunning Cup.
«Classic» Class: Skyrace® - Mt. Elbrus, 3780-5642 m. Kabardino-Balkarian Open Skyrunning Championship.

SKYMARATHON® - MT. ELBRUS, 2350 - 5642 M

Route: Azau Glade (2350 m) - "Mir" Station (3450 m) - «Barrels» (3780 m) - Pastukhov Rocks (4800 m) - Elbrus Saddle (5350 m) - Mt. Elbrus West Summit (5642 m).

Route profile of the Speed Race to Mt. Elbrus West Summit 5642 m
(SkyMarathon® - Mt. Elbrus, 2350-5642 m)

Route of the SKYMARATHON® - MT. ELBRUS, 2350 - 5642 m

Historical Facts:

2009 - The Red Fox Elbrus Race Festival and its main event – the high-speed race to the top of Mt. Elbrus – were enlisted in the calendar of the ISF (Recognized International Races).

2012 – The high-speed race to the top of Mt. Elbrus was included into the calendar of the Skyrunner® World Series and SkyRace® Series under its new name Elbrus Vertical SkyRace®.

2018 - The course of the SkyMarathon® - Mt Elbrus (2350-5642 m) was certified by the International Trail-Running Association (ITRA) and, due to its difficulty, received 45 ITRA points, the maximum rating ever given!

Since 2018 the SkyMarathon® - Mt Elbrus (2350-5642 m) is certified by the ISF (International Skyrunning Federation) and included into their official race calendar.

2019 - The SkyMarathon® - Mt. Elbrus is included into the new series of competions Sky Summit Trophy. The main idea of the Sky Summit Trophy is to find out who are the leaders in sky races at an altitude above 4000 m.

Karl Egloff has set two new records during the 2017 Red Fox Elbrus Race:
- Best result of the SkyMarathon® - Mt. Elbrus, 2350-5642 m - 3 hours 24 min!
- He also set a new world record for the route to the summit and back (Glade Azau 2350 m-Elbrus West Summit 5642 m -Glade Azau 2350 m) - 4 hours 20 min 45 sec!

The record of the SkyMarathon® - Mt. Elbrus, 2350-5642 m amoung women is held by Anna Ogloblina (Red Fox Asia Team) from Kirgistan - 4 h 17 min 33 sec.

Anna Ogloblina also holds the record for the route to the summit and back (Glade Azau 2350 m-Elbrus West Summit 5642 m -Glade Azau 2350 m) - 5 hours 35 min 3 sec!

SKYRACE® - MT. ELBRUS, 3780 - 5642 M

Route: «Barrels» (3780 m) - Pastukhov Rocks (4800 m) - Elbrus Saddle (5350 m) - Mt. Elbrus West Summit (5642 m).

Historical Fact:

2012 – For the first time, the high-speed race to the top of Mt. Elbrus is held in 2 classes: professionals (Sport class) and non-professionals (Classic class).




List of Mandatory Equipment:
1. Boots or running shoes (for restrictions, see below)
2. Crampons

The use of running shoes with spikes (not less than 1,5 cm) or the combination of running shoes with crampons is allowed. In the second case running shoes must be permanently equipped with spikes at the heel area.

3. Harness with two self-belaying slings and carabiners
4. Sun glasses or goggles
5. 3 clothing layers (including one storm layer)
6. Trekking poles
7. Sunblock cream
8. Balaclava
9. Gloves with overmittens




RECORDS OF THE FESTIVAL


Year / Discipline High-speed Race "Classic"
(from "Barrels")
High-speed Race "Sport"
(from Azau Glade)
Men Women Men Women
2008 2.58,00
Semen Dvornichenko
(Kirgistan, Red Fox Asia Team)
3.33,00
Yekaterina Andreeva
(Kirgistan, Red Fox Asia Team)
2009 2.43,20
Semen Dvornichenko
(Kirgistan, Red Fox Asia Team)
4.10,00
(to Elbrus saddle)
Yekaterina Shubina
(Russia, Kirov)
2010 2.27,05
Mikhail Klimov
(Russia, Moscow)
3.22,16
Megan Kimmel
(USA)
2011 The Festival was no held.
2012 3.17,37
Denis Provalov
(Russia, Moscow)
5.16,30
Zoya Spirina
(Russia, St. Petersburg)
3.41,00
Luis Alberto Hernando Alzaga
(Spain)
5.02,00
Zhanna Vokueva
(Russia, St. Petersburg)
2013 2.52,42
Aggej Skopin
(Kasakhstan)
3.58,38
Varvara Prokhorova
(Russia, Moscow)
3.30,46
Marco Facchinelli
(Italy)
4.45,01
Oksana Stefanishina
(Russia, Sochi)
2014 2.31,50
Vladimir Belyaj
(Belarus)
3.28:05
Svetlana Malova
(Russia, Saratov)
3.03,55 1
Marco De Gasperi
(Italy)
4.32,28 1
Oksana Stefanishina
(Russia, Sochi)
2015 2.49,30
Vladimir Belyaj
(Belarus)
3.45:42
Tatyana Ufimceva
(Russia, Irkutsk)
3.29:04
Vitalij Shkel
(Russia, Kabardino-Balkaria)
4.42:00
Oksana Stefanishina
(Russia, Sochi, Inov-8 Team Russia)
2016 3:11:06
Vladimir Belyaj
(Belarus)
Vyacheslav Khoroshavin
(Belarus)
3:40:20
Marina Georgieva
(Russia, Moscow Region)
3:44:43
Karl Egloff
(Ecuador)
4:43:17
Diana Zelenova
(Russia, Sverdlovsk Region)
2017 2:59:13
Dorjsurenkhor Otgonkhuu
(Mongolia)
2:49:40
Oksana Stefanishina
(Russia, Sochi, Inov-8 Team Russia)
3:24:14
Karl Egloff
(Ecuador)
4:30:12
Diana Zelenova
(Russia, Sverdlovsk Region)
2018 2:53:44 2
Maxim Kotchergin
(Russia, Novosibirsk Region)
3:30:41 2
Nadezhda Korolyatina
(Russia, Krasnoyarsk Region)
3:29:36 2
Dominik Salcher
(Austria)
4:35:25 2
Oksana Stefanishina
(Russia, Sochi, Inov-8 Team Russia)
2019 2:50:33
Sergey Shimanovsky
(Kabardino-Balkaria)
3:05:45
Marina Georgieva
(Russia)
3:30:39
Shyngys Baikashev
(Red Fox Kazakhstan team)
4:17:33
Anna Ogloblina
(Red Fox Asia team, Kirghizia)

1 - Due to bad weather conditions the route of the high-speed race was changed to the following: Azau Glade (2350 m) - "Mir"-Station (3450 m) - "Barrels" (3780 m) - Pastukhov Rocks (4800 m) - Check Point at 5200 m - Pastukhov Rocks - "Barrels" (3780 m). Finish line at "Barrels".

2 - Due to bad weather conditions the route of the high-speed race was changed to the following: Azau Glade (2350 m) - "Mir"-Station (3450 m) - "Barrels" (3780 m) - Pastukhov Rocks (4800 m) - Check Point at 5350 m - Pastukhov Rocks - "Barrels" (3780 m). Finish line at "Barrels".