Mountains of Russia: TOP 5 highest peaks

Mountains of Russia: TOP 5 highest peaks Russia has always been famous for its natural beauty. And what could be more picturesque than mountains: sheer cliffs against the background of the endless sea, snow-capped peaks, centuries-old glaciers, fantastic valleys. Inaccessible peaks have always attracted brave travelers who are ready to test their strength and endurance.

The highest mountain point not only in Russia, but also in all of Europe is Elbrus (5621 meters). It is located on the border of Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria. The name of the peak has a different translation: in Iranian-it is "high mountain", in Georgian - "ice", in Karachay-Cherkess – "eternal mountain", in Kabardian - "mountain of happiness". Any of the names reflects the majesty and beauty of the fantastic Elbrus.

Dykhtau or as it is called by the locals "Jagged Mountain" – the second highest peak in Russia (5204 meters). It is located between the borders of Georgia and Kabardino-Balkaria. Dykhtau is considered one of the most dangerous mountain ranges for climbing in the world. Almost all of its slopes are steep. In addition, landslides and avalanches often occur on them.

Koshtantau takes the honorable third place – 5152 meters. This is one of the most inaccessible peaks of the Caucasus. But to see the unique nature and relief of this place, it is worth overcoming all the difficulties. Especially fascinating are the marble glaciers located on the northern slopes.

Pushkin Peak – 5033 meters and 4th place. It received its name in honor of the 100th anniversary of the death of the great poet. The peak is located in the very center of the main Caucasus mountain range. Professional climbers, speaking of the peak, often refer to it as the gendarme on the ridge. In comparison with the other elevations of the ridge, it is much higher.

And closes the top five of the highest peaks in Russia – Dzhangitau (5085 meters). It is located in the middle of the huge mountain complex of the Bezengi Wall. For its conquest, many climbers receive their first award and the honorary title of "Snow Leopard of the Russian Federation". This achievement is a good recommendation and an excellent incentive for development.

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