Where is Mount Elbrus?
On the map
Elbrus is a stratovolcano that is located on theCaucasus, near the border of Georgia. It is the highest peak in Russia - 5,642 m and it occupies the third place among the volcanoes in the Northern Hemisphere (for the other high mountains of the world, see What mountains are the highest?). Let us consider in more detail where Elbrus is located and what its features are.
The main features of Mount Elbrus
To get up on Elbrus, getting a visa is notIt is necessary, since all the climbs on the mountain are on the territory of Russia. The mountain is located north of the Greater Caucasus Range - a distance of about 20 km, and 65 km from the city of Kislovodsk.
But there is such a problem, is it possible to considerElbrus Europe, as the mountain is on the border between Asia and Europe. It turns out that Elbrus stands in the disputed territory, since geographers can not come to any agreement. Therefore, the mountain can also be considered the highest mountain peak in Europe. Glacial cover of Elbrus saturates the rivers Malka, Baksan and Kuban.
The ancients called the Strobila volcano (cone). According to some sources, in a well-known myth, Zeus chained Prometheus for having stolen fire from the gods, namely to this mountain.
At the very top of Elbrus, it is best to climbin summer - from June to September, because it is at this time is warm weather, but in winter climbing is also possible, despite the severe weather conditions.
The average temperature in summer at an altitude of 2500 m is +20 ... + 25, and at the top it can range from +5 to -25. In any case, a trip to the top of Elbrus can not be accomplished without a knowledgeable guide and special equipment.
Also you might be interested in information in the article on this topic: What are the high mountains called.