Mount Elbrus
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Mount Elbrus
Location: Russia
Parent Range: Caucasus Mountains
Easiest route Basic snow/ice climb
first ascended July 10 1829

The Mount Elbrus is the highest peak in Europe (5,642 m). It is located in the Caucasus. It is also the highest peak in the mountain range. But!

Mount Elbrus isn’t technically a mountain — it is an inactive volcano located in the western Caucasus mountain range, near the Georgian border in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay–Cherkessia, Russia. With an elevation of 18,510 feet (5,642 meters), it is part of the Caucasus Range that straddles Asia and Europe, although most geographers place it in Europe. This makes it the tallest mountain in Europe. [1]


  1. Mount Elbrus: Facts About Europe’s Highest Mountain