Russia has really amazing landscapes, but also very steep terrain beyond the Russian steppe. Because of its geographical location, Russia has some of the highest mountains in the world and also the most peculiar ones. So today we want to talk about the highest mountains in Russia, and to be more precise we will mention 3, which in fact ranks among the highest in the world. Let's start
The highest peaks of Russia (The two peaks of Mount Elbrus)
Elbrús, monte (5.642 m) - Caucasus
El Mount Elbrús It is located in the Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, in the Caucasus at 65 km from the Russian city of Kislovodsk. It has the highest peak in all of Europe and you will be curious to know that it is actually a volcano of Cenozoic origin, currently extinct and covered by numerous glaciers.
Of course, there are still discussions about the boundary between Europe and Asia, but most geographers agree that the Caucasus belongs to Europe, and therefore Mount Elbrus as well.
Reviewing the story, we find an interesting myth about this mountain. Greek mythology notes that Zeus had chained there to Prometheus, the Titan who had stolen the fire of the gods and had given it to the ancient man. Clearly, this can be a reference to the volcano.
Important for those who want to know this landscape, is to know that it is not so difficult to climb. With the proper preparation anyone can reach the summit, handling the right techniques.
Mount Elbrús is one of the Seven World Summits and the highest peak in Europe, that's why it's a meeting point for mountaineers.
Aerial tour in 360 degrees and 8K on the slopes and the summit of Mount Elbrús
Elbrús Este, pico (5.621 m) - Caucasus
Mount Elbrus has two summits or peaks, one higher than the other. The peak of the east side was climbed for the first time in 1821 by Killar Kirovar, a Karachi guide of the scientific expedition of the Russian Imperial Army under General Emmanuel. In fact, that is the first ascent to Mount Elbrús as such.
This peak is only a few meters lower than the previous one. It is easy to climb if good progression techniques are used between ice and snow. Climbing this summit, the ascent to Mount Elbrús is completed. This is what Khashirov did when he crowned the summit for the first time.
It is an easy peak to climb as long as the proper techniques are known. But if you are a tourist, you will be interested to know that there is a cable car system with a chairlift that runs from 9 AM to 3 PM. The ascent with its respective stops from the southern part takes around 6 to 9 hours.
So for mountaineers it is a tradition to start at the eastern peak and finish at the peak of the southwest at 5.642 meters of altitude.
There are other mountains that may not be the highest mountains in Russia or the roof of Europe, but they are interesting landscapes to visit.
We have for example the mountains Naródnaia (1.895 m), Bolshoi Tjach (2.368 m), Kyzyl-Taiga (3,121 m), Munku-Sardyk (3.491 m), Beluja (4.509 m), Dijtau (5.205 m) and Kliuchévskaia sopka (4.850 m).