Rescue and Medical Facilities
There are two rescue posts in the Elbrus Region: at Terskol (tel.
86638-71489) and at Shkhelda Alpine Camp.
is possible to hire a radio here for contact with the rescue service.
The cost is about $5 per radio, per day. It is necessary to have
personal insurance when climbing in the area.
head office of the rescue service is in Nalchik: Tel: 86622 93-244
climbers are recommended to report to the nearest rescue centre.
The staff are generally helpful and give good advice, some speak
are first aid points in Terskol and at the Cheget hotel. The nearest
hospital is in Tyrnyauz.