THE TALLEST MOUNTAIN IN EUROPE IS LOCATED IN RUSSIA. MOUNT ELBRUS, WITH ITS 5,642 M (18,510 FT) SUMMIT, IS THE TENTH MOST PROMINENT PEAK IN THE WORLD AND THE HIGHEST RUSSIAN MOUNTAIN.
Elbrus Mountain is an inactive volcano and one of the “seven summits” of the world. It is located in the Caucasus Mountain Range where all the highest Russian peaks are situated. This great mountain, which is part of the Prielbrusye National Park, has 22 glaciers and a permanent ice cap.
he best and easiest time to climb Mount Elbrus is during July and August. The cable car reaches 3,658 metres (12 500 ft) and from there climbers take a standard route to the summit. The route is long but not really technically difficult, however it is a very high mountain and not to be underestimated. The biggest enemy to the climbers and hikers is the weather, which can of course change pretty fast.
THE FIVE HIGHEST PEAKS IN RUSSIA:
- Mount Elbrus - 5,642 m (18,510 ft), in the Caucasus Mountain Range in the Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia federal subjects of Russia.
- Dykh-Tau - 5,204 m (17,073 ft), in the Caucasus Mountains and the Kabardino-Balkaria, a federal subject of Russia.
- Pushkin 5,108 m (16,758 ft), in the mountain massif of Dykh-Tau in the Bezengi Region in the central area of the Caucasus Mountain Range.
- Kazbek 5,033 m (16,512 ft), in the Khokh Mountain Range, which is part of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range.
- Gestola 4,859 m (15,941 ft), in the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range right on the border of the Svaneti province of Georgia and the Karbardino-Balkaria federal subject of Russia.
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