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Mount Elbrus

Listed under Mountains in Russia.

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Elbrus is the highest mountain in Europe, situated on the continent’s border in the Caucasus. With 5642m/18,510ft altitude, the gently sloped old volcano is much higher than its surroundings, but still a relatively easy hike, where only crampons are needed. Enjoy the Russian culture in a great mountain setting.

Elbrus is normally climbed in summer from June-September and guides are recommended. A typical trip from Moscow will take about two weeks.

Elbrus, Summit of Europe.

Written by  Harry Kikstra.

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