Caucasus Mountains
Caucasus Mountains

Caucasus Mountains: An Overview

We are organizing Elbrus expedition in the the great historic barrier of the Caucasus Mountains rises up across the wide isthmus separating the Black and Caspian seas in the region where Europe and Asia converge. Trending generally from northwest to southeast, the mountains consist of two ranges—the Greater Caucasus (Russian: Bolshoy Kavkaz) in the north and the Lesser Caucasus (Maly Kavkaz) in the south.

Mount Elbrus in the Greater Caucasus range, at 18,510 feet (5,642 metres), is the highest peak. The watershed of the Greater Caucasus, the backbone of the system, traditionally has been part of the line dividing Europe and Asia; but the whole region is so subject to Asian influences that there is now general agreement on assigning the Caucasus to Asia. ExtremeExpeditions is organizing every year Mt. Elbrus expedition in the summer season during July-September. Check the expedition page and find your next Mt. Elbrus expedition.

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Where you can climb in Caucasus?

The highest summit of Caucasus mountains is Mt. Elbrus. He is not only the highest peak in this mountain range but as well on the continental Europe. This peak is taller then Mt. Mont Blanc 4,810m which is considered the tallest peak of Alps and of Western Europe. Among Mt. Elbrus there are other peaks that can be climbed.

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