Mount Elbrus

Mount Elbrus is the highest peak in Europe, and one of the Seven Summits. It’s located in Russia, though it is only a few miles/kilometers from the border of Georgia. The mountain is in the Caucasus Mountains, which is one of the most rugged mountain ranges in the world. Elbrus may not be that rugged of a mountain, but that is not the case with all the surrounding peaks!

The standard route up Elbrus is long and strenuous, but not technically too difficult. The biggest danger is the weather, which can be particularly nasty. Besides the standard route and the northern route, there are many much more difficult routes on the mountain, though they are very seldom climbed, and little information about them is available.

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