The Bezengi mountaineering base
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We are glad to ask everyone who likes outdoor activity - mountaineers, tourists, glider-pilots - to come to Kabardino-Balkaria and spend the summer of 2001 in a place where the legendary peaks of the Bezengi Wall and the Northern Massif reach the sky. Traditions of many years and developed infrastructure combined with the beauty of the surrounding peaks will make your break full of bright experience which will always live in your mind. The great variety of climbing routs and hiking trails provides opportunities to both beginners and experienced masters. You may bring a whole family with you - there is a lot of berries and mushrooms around the camp, which will allow your children to have a good time. As for the clean mountain air and water - you cannot find a better remedy for those who breath car exhausts in the cities month after month.

Serg Shibaev, the Editor «EX-magazine»&«Bezengi site», in Bezengi'2001

Bezengi in the 80s

According to your wish, our bus can meet you at the railway stations of Minvody or Pyatigorsk or you can go by a jeep UAZ (a group up to 8 people) or by a bus PAZ (a group up to 18 people) from the town of Nalchik straight to the door of your room.
The camp offers:
in cottages - double and triple rooms with a lobby, balcony, shower, and WC,
in the "Rescue Station House" - rooms for 2-4 visitors with balconies, a shower, and WC at each floor,
in buildings - rooms for 2-5 persons, conveniences outside,
Children before 16 are granted with a 25% discount for accomodation and meals.
The shower operates every day (in cottages - 24 hours). Besides, there is a sauna with a swimming pool. After that you can have a rest in the bar of the Fire-Place Hall. A sport-ground for playing football or volleyball is available. There are also a ping-pong table and a billiard.

Bezengi at the end of the 90s

photo by E. Yuvel

Meals are organized in the dinning room. You may order breakfast, lunch or dinner. You also can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, canned food, and cereals in the camp's storage.

Yury Sergeevich Saratov, the Head of the rescue service of the Bezengi mountaineering base

Sport groups are supported by the control and rescue service with experienced instructors and an adjusted system of safety control at the routes; and a first aid station. Tourists and mountaineers can use radio communication equipment and database of peaks and passes. There is a mounting equipment rent shop.
The camp provides special programmes for children and teenagers.
7-15-day hiking trips for visitors of all ages are organized with overnight staying in Alpine cabins in Ukyu and Junghi.
During the spring time you can join a cross-country ski tour.

Contact adresses and telephones

Anaev Ali Khuseinovich
Director of the mountaineering camp Bezengi
8, Chaikovskogo Str., Nalchik, 360004, Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria
The telephone (fax) of the office in Nalchik - (8662) 775957
The telephone on the base - (86636) 66291 (the hindrances on lines).

We will be happy to see you in Bezengi!


EX magazine

Is issued in St. Petersburg since May 1998
Editor in Charge - Sergei Shibaev
EX is a periodical covering travels, adventures, achievements in the area of traditional and new extremal kinds of sport and human activity; their spirit, philosophy, and heroes.

Mountaineering and water, bike, mountain, and ski tourism, hiking and tracking, rock and ice climbing, paraplanerism, mountbike, kayaking, rafting, ski, snowboard, and city extrem.
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The magazine has correspondent sites and offices in 30 towns in Russia and the CIS countries. A compulsory copy is sent to 54 Russian regional mountaineering fegerations, the Mountaineering Federation of Russia, the Sport and Tourism Union of Russia, to the editors of sport and tourism mass media, to the main Russian mountaineering clubs and sport federations as well as to the main mountaineering clubs in Ukraine.

Periodicity: 6 issues per year. Volume: 52 pages.
Mail address: S.Shibaev, Svetlanovsky pr. 107-249, St. Petersburg 195269


Internet sites with the information about the district and camp

  • Bezengi: Picture exhibition by Aleksei Goss
  • Bezengi mountaineering base
  • Bezengi mountaineering base in 1997
  • Pages on Bezengi by Vladimir Kopylov
  • Addresses of border guards and other information about the Bezengi area at the Moshkov's library
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