Highest Peak: Mt Elbrus - (5642m / 18510ft)
First Ascent 1829 - General G.Emmanuel (party leader)
Situated on the border between Russia and Georgia, Mt Elbrus has two cones, the highest of which rises to 5 642 m (18 510 ft). An extinct volcano, its glaciers feed the Kuban, Malka, and Baksan rivers. The First expedition took place in 1829 by a combined Academy of Science / Military team under the leadership of Russian General G.Emmanuel. One of the science leaders was Russian Academic E. Leng. This expedition had two local guides: Killar Khashirov and Akhia Sottaev (41 years old) - on loan to the expedition-team by the local prince Uruzbiev. More information on this expedition and subsequent attempts, as well as other relevant information at Risk Website

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