65+ Years of

Ultimate Mount Elbrus Climb Guiding Experience


Since 1953

RMH is a family craft, mountain guides owned and operated boutique company based on Mount Elbrus specializing in elite full-service Mount Elbrus climb expeditions since 1953. The RMH Guiding crew is made up of Elbrus local top-level mountain professionals who have been setting the highest guiding standards in Mount Elbrus climbing industry for over seven decades. With over 800 successful guided Elbrus summits and a 100% safety rate on Elbrus RMH Guides are Internationally Certified and trained under the IFMGA guiding standards. RMH mission and goals are simple: we pay attention to every single tiny aspect behind the scenes focusing on delivering the best possible logistics on and off the mountain, exceptional deep local knowledge, exclusive guiding experience only in a small group format, making our guests a priority throughout the trip and maximizing your chances to reach the summit of Elbrus safely and flawlessly. With RMH you get your Mount Elbrus climb trip management on the highest level of performance. Unparalleled Mount Elbrus guiding is our lifeblood that flows in our veins and is what we do.






Excellence That Has Been Proved

2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence | Russian Mountain Holidays - RMH Elbrus Local Guides
2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence | Russian Mountain Holidays - Elbrus Local Guides (RMH)
Vitaly Stegno - RMH CEO and Lead Guide | Russian Mountain Holidays - Elbrus Local Guides (RMH)

Vitaly Stegno

RMH Owner, Senior Mountain Guide & Mastermind

"I want to personally thank you for visiting the RMH website. I welcome and appreciate you here. Being local on Mount Elbrus, I’m an International Mountain & Ski Guide with more than 10 years of ultimate guiding experience on Elbrus and more than 65 successful guided summit ascents. Having studied professional Mountain Guiding in Canada BC, and coming back home to the Caucasus Mountains, I was the first local on Elbrus to bring the International Mountain Guiding standards and the western knowledge to the Elbrus guiding industry.

I have put all my heart and soul into everything we do at RMH. We exist because every member of the crew is passionate about guiding on Mount Elbrus and RMH philosophy. Everything we do at RMH is a reflection of that passion. I’ve spent years forming the Dream Team of Guides. INNOVATION, RMH PRODUCT, and PASSION – that was my focus. We know, what is takes traveling to Russia across the ocean. There are lots of logistics and stresses coming with getting a Visa, organizing flights, and so on. Knowing and respecting that, we want to see every single RMH guest reaching the summit of Elbrus – the top of Europe. Safely, flawlessly and having fun. We work hard to maximize your safety, comfort, and success, and always try to do everything possible for you to achieve your goals.

We’re a family-owned and operated business, and in the third generation, I proudly continue the man’s work of my great-grandfather – Pal Phil, the Snow Leopard and the climbing legend of the USSR. He was one of the very first mountain guides on Elbrus, bringing international guests to the summit since 1930. It is a great honor for me to continue what he has dedicated his life to. I always knew I was born for this. I knew this is my destiny and I always followed my heart and had a vision of the future of the Elbrus guiding industry.

Today, thanks to our family-style personal approach, deepest local knowledge and expertise, international western guiding standards, and decades of guiding experience on Elbrus, we proudly deliver the highest possible quality on our Mount Elbrus climbing tours in a small 8-guest group format. We pay attention to all the tiny details behind the scene because for us - they matter. I and every RMH guide grew up climbing Mount Elbrus and we know this mountain like no one else in the industry. We are true local Elbrus yetis. We are the Tribe. We are different. We appreciate that you trust your Mount Elbrus climb to RMH! Please, feel free to contact me personally, at any time, with any questions you may have.

Welcome to the Tribe!"

Vitaly Stegno Signature | RMH GUIDES (Russian Mountain Holidays)

RMH Elbrus Guides

We are local Elbrus Guides who grew up climbing Elbrus, and Elbrus guiding is what we do every day for 8 months a year. At Russian Mountain Holidays, we don’t have any specialists or managers in the office, because we have created the RMH to not sit in the office. Every single day we are out there playing in our big favorite backyard on #PlanetElbrus. Over the last six decades, we have achieved a lot in providing top quality services for Elbrus climbing and become one of the world’s best companies in the Elbrus guiding industry. All RMH Elbrus Guides are top-level mountain professionals who are trained, experienced, fully certified, and responsible for what they do.


When you contact RMH, you communicate with Vitaly Stegno (the CEO and Lead Guide) in person from the very beginning, so you get the most trustful and up to date information about the conditions on the mountain. We are not interested in simply selling you any tour and making money. Elbrus guiding is not a money business for us at RMH, but our life’s passion and soul purpose. We are in the business of meeting great people and guiding them in great places, and our mission is to share our passion, love and local knowledge with our guests. We are constantly striving to improve our services and give our guests the safest and the most incredible Elbrus climbing experience they are looking for. That is exactly why we have created the Russian Mountain Holidays.

Vitaly Stegno - RMH CEO and Lead Guide | Russian Mountain Holidays - Elbrus Local Guides (RMH)

Vitaly “AKA Vito” Stegno

The CEO & Founder / Lead Guide

Founder, Owner, Mastermind & Lead Guide of the RMH. Mount Elbrus local. Professional Certified Mountain and Ski Guide. RMGA member. Avalanche Expert. Canadian Avalanche Association Operations Level 1. Previous The North Face athlete. 10+ years of Elbrus guiding experience with more than 67 successful guided Elbrus summit ascents.

Wilderness First Aid Courses by RMGA standards.

RMH Elbrus Guides - George Bushuev | Russian Mountain Holidays (RMH) - Elbrus Local Guides

George “AKA Jose” Bushuev

The Mountain & Ski Guide

The local aborigine. Professional Certified Mountain and Ski Guide. 11 years of professional athlete career in ski slalom and giant slalom. Top 5 freeskier of the Russian Freeride Championship 2018. Professional Ski Instructor. Mt. Elbrus Ski Patrol. Professional active Mountain Rescuer of Mt. Elbrus Resort.

Wilderness First Aid Courses by Mountain Rescue Emergency Department & Snow Patrol standards.

70+ successful Elbrus summits.

RMH Elbrus Guides - Kate Belash | Russian Mountain Holidays (RMH) - Elbrus Local Guides

Kate “Super K” Belash

The Mountain & Ski Guide

Professional Mountain and Ski Guide. Professional Ski Instructor of the Russian National League of Ski Instructors. University degree in Meteorology. Avalanche Control officer. Marathon runner. A super strong athlete and a very experienced climber with more than 8 years of guiding experience on Mt. Elbrus.

Wilderness First Aid Courses by Snow Patrol standards.


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65+ years of Ultimate Elbrus Guiding Experience with a 100% Safety Rate. Since 1953