Elbrus (Karach-Balk. Mingi-Tau, Kabard.-Cherk. Iuashkhemahue) - stratovolcano in the Caucasus (5642 meters above sea level) - the highest mountain peak in Russia and Europe, provided that the border between Europe and Asia is drawn along the Main The Caucasus Range or to the south (in other cases, the Alpine mountain Mont Blanc is considered the highest peak in Europe). Elbrus is included in the list of the highest peaks of the parts of the world "Seven Summits".
Since ancient times, Elbrus has been known to many peoples far beyond the Caucasus, so the exact etymology of the origin of its name is not known. One of the generally accepted versions is the Iranian-language (Scythian) origin of the name from Elburz - "high mountain". There are also mountains in Iran with the name Elburz consonant with Elbrus. It is interesting that the Iranian (and generally Eastern) chroniclers called the entire main Caucasian range Elburz. Apparently, later this name was preserved exclusively for this mountain.
In 1874, climbers from England were noted on the Western Summit;
In 1910, Swiss climbers conquered both the Western and Eastern peaks in one ascent.
Climbing Elbrus from the South
December 17, 2016
January 7, 2019
Elbrus - a resort at a height
November 25, 2019
Elbrus. A New Look. Photo album
Elbrus. Climbing diary. In the mountains after fifty ...