When you talk about Mount Elbrus you are not only talking about the highest peak in Russia but it is actually the highest in all of Europe, it has an altitude of 5642 m with 2 main peaks They are constantly covered in snow. Your geographical location in the map of Russia makes it also the border between Europe and Asia, located at 65 km from the Russian city Kislovodsk.
Distant view of Mount Elbrús
Why should you know Mount Elbrus?
Here we leave you some reasons that will surely convince you.
Elbrús is a place that radiates poetry
It is really a shocking site that has inspired and continues to inspire writers of all times. In history and Greek mythology, this mountain has been known as Strobilus, the place where Prometheus was chained, the mythological character who stole fire from Zeus to give it to humanity.
Prometheus raises the torch of fire that will be delivered to humanity
Elbrús. A challenge for mountaineers
Whether for sport or recreation it is a place that attracts thousands of explorers from all over the world. Killariro Killarrov was the first guide explorer who ascended to the second highest mountain peak in 1829, acted as a guide for a scientific expedition. Subsequently, at 1874 a British expedition group reached the top of the highest peak. The great obstacle is the weather, which is usually quite capricious.
Elbrús has a cable car to enjoy
In 1959 the first works were started to create the El Elbrus cable car, which has several stations and the 27 of December of 2015 was inaugurated the last station that has opened to date, reaching to exceed the height of the highest cable car in Europe locating at 3487 msnm
You enjoy skiing with friends and family is possible in Mount Elbrús
The ascent to Mount Elbrús is one of the fun that tourists and locals enjoy the most; But the descent in skis can be a challenge that attracts you even more. However, it is advised that the participants already have experience and their special equipment. Terskol is the village of the area chosen to stay in comfortable hotels in most of the well-known programs. The descent consists of approximately 25 km.
Elbrús is interesting for lovers of volcanoes
Mount Elbrús is not only a mountain, it is also a violent stratovolcano, although it is asleep. The volcano covers an area of 130 km² with a lava flow of 24 km long. It is said to have had approximately 50 eruptions and its last strong volcanic activity was 11.000 years ago. The same volcanic condition of the sector makes it possible to enjoy thermal waters like those of Narzan, a large local spa.
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