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5 Highest Mountains in Russia

Highest Mountains in Russia

There are about 20 mountain ranges in Russia. According to some sources, there are about 1,000 mountain peaks on its vast territory, although other sources, the total number of mountain peaks exceeds 2,000. In fact, it’s really hard to provide exact numbers. In our today’s article, we’re going to tell you about 5 highest mountains in Russia.

Mount Elbrus

Highest Mountains in Russia - Mount Elbrus

Standing 5,642 meters high, Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia and also the highest mountain in Europe. It’s located in the Caucasus Mountain Range on the border between the Kabardino-Balkar and Karachay-Cherkessia Republics. In addition, Mount Elbrus is listed in “The Seven Summits of the World”. The mount attracts both climbers from all around the world and scientists who are eager to solve the mysteries of this great mount.

Mount Dykh-Tau

Highest Mountains in Russia - Mount Dykh-Tau

Standing at 5,204 meters, Dykh-Tau is the second highest mountain in Russia. Dykh-Tau is located in the Caucasus Mountains on the border between the Kabardino-Balkar Republic and Georgia.  Mount Dykh-Tau is considered the most dangerous and little visited, as it has steep slopes, with frequent rockfalls and avalanches. Despite the fact that the mount is very difficult to clime and it’s extremely dangerous, there are climbers who want to get their doze of adrenaline.

Mount Koshtan Tau

Highest Mountains in Russia - Mount Koshtan Tau

Koshtan Tau is the most beautiful and difficult to access mountain peaks located in the Central Caucasus. Its height is 5,152 meters above the sea level. The name Koshtan Tau means “the mountain which looks like a faraway home”. Local people gave the name to the mountain: if you look at the top of the mountain from a distance, it looks like a tent or a hut.

Pushkin Peak

Highest Mountains in Russia - Pushkin Peak

Pushkin Peak is the fourth highest mountain in Russia. It’s located in the central part of the Caucasus Mountain Range. Its height is 5,100 meters above the sea level. The mountain got its name in 1938 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Pushkin’s death.  Pushkin peak opened for climbers not long time ago, as before that it was inaccessible because of unexplored trails.

Dzangi Tau

Highest Mountains in Russia - Dzangi Tau

Mount Dzangi Tau is the fifth highest mountain in Russia. It’s 5,085 meters high and it’s located in the central part of the Caucasus Mountain Range on the border between Russia and Georgia. Dzangi Tau is one of the climbers’ most favorite mountain. For summitting this peak, climbers receive “The Snow Leopard” award. This is a good motivation for climbers from around the world and those people who love active lifestyle.

We’ve told you about the five highest mountain in Russia. We hope you’ll like the article. Would you like to visit one of these mountain peaks? Leave your comments.

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