The seven summits, the highest peaks of the 7 continents: Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson, Carstensz! Trips, Statistics & information!
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Elbrus

Summit of Europe, 5642m

                 

 

No, the Mont Blanc is not the highest mountain in Europe! In fact it is not even in the top5 as there are many higher mountains in the beautiful but war-torn Caucasus. Enjoy the enormous snow slopes and celebrate with cheap Vodka!

 

The summits of Elbrus, click for more info and to send it as an eCard!

 

Facts & Figures

Height Elbrus has two summits, the west summit is the highest: 5642m, the east summit is just a bit lower: 5621m
Name: The local (Balkar) name: 'Mingi-Tau' means: 'Resembling a thousand mountains', because Elbrus is so big... 
1st ascent  First ascent of east summit (5621m): 1868 First ascent of west summit (5642m): 1874 In 1967 the Soviet party organized a mass climbing and about 2500 people participated; although most of them had never seen a mountain up close before... 
Infrastructure  There is a cable car running: it starts at 2200m in Azau, the first stop is Stary Krugozor, 2900m; the second stop is Mir station, 3500m. From Mir a chairlift can take you to 3750m. At the end of this chairlift are 'the Barrels' and that's just what they are: old huge barrels, in each of which 4 people can sleep.