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Mount Elbrus Facts(Russia's Highest Mountain)

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Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia and in Europe, and the tenth most prominent peak in the world.A dormant volcano, Elbrus is in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, near the border with Georgia.The mountain is in the Caucasus Mountains, which is one of the most rugged mountain ranges in the world. Elbrus may not be that rugged of a mountain, but that is not the case with all the surrounding peaks! The standard route up Elbrus is long and strenuous but not technically difficult. The biggest danger is the weather which can be particularly nasty on this mountain. Besides the standard route and the northern route, there are many much more difficult routes on the mountain, though they are very seldom climbed, and little information is available.
The mountain’s easy accessibility and gentle slopes attract many climbers. In 1956, when Elbrus was in the Soviet Union, a group of 400 climbers ascended the mountain to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Kabardino-Balkaria, the regional Soviet Republic.Climbers regularly die on Mount Elbrus, as many as 30 a year. In 2004 alone, 48 climbers and skiers died on the mountain. Elbrus is considered one of the world’s most deadly peaks with a high ratio of climber deaths to climbers.
Environmental Issues
Mount Elbrus is said to be home to the 'world's nastiest' outhouse which is close to being the highest privy in Europe. The title was conferred by Outside magazine following a 1993 search and article.The "outhouse" is surrounded by and covered in ice, perched off the end of a rock.
Location
Elbrus is in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, near the border with Georgia.

Mount Elbrus (Russia)

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Mount Elbrus (Russia)

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calendarSep 07 2017

Mount Elbrus (Russia)

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calendarSep 07 2017