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Dykh Tau – Europe’s second highest after Mount Elbrus

With the altitude of 5204 meters, Dykh-Tau is the second highest mountain in the Caucasus and the whole Europe after Elbrus. That’s why it’s a must-visit destination for those who aim to stand on the highest Caucasus summits or the mountaineers who have set the Second Seven Summits list as a target. The Second Seven Summits list Dykh Tau is on the list of the Second Seven Summits. This is an alternative list to the well-known and more popular Seven Summits quest. This list includes the second highest mountain peaks on every continent and is regarded as more challenging and difficult than the traditional list as it includes ascents of K2, Mount Kenya and Dykh Tau, three climbs that are...

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Koshtan Tau – Fourth highest peak on the European continent

Located in the Caucasus mountain range, Koshtan Tau (Коштан-тау, is one of the two ‘Brothers of Bezengi’, the other one being Dychtau or Dykh Tau which is the second largest mountain in Europe. Koshtan Tau marks the eastern end of the Northern Massif and is with an elevation of 5151m the fourth highest mountain in Europe. Its pyramid shape is an impressive view admired by mountaineers as well as photographers, while the NW face of the peak gives a good insight on how difficult mountaineering in the Caucasus can be. History The first ascent of Koshtan Tau was made in 1889 by H. Woolley, who climbed Mizirgi (5025m) as well that same year. What makes the ascent remarkable is that...

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Ushba

Despite the comparatively low height of 4710 meters, Ushba is considered as one of the most challenging summits in the whole Caucasus. Those who climbed the top deserved a particular respect among professional climbers. Read further if you want to become one of them! Ushba summit How to Approach Ushba? Although Ushba is located at the Main Caucasian Range, the summit is accessible to climb only from the Georgian side nowadays. Approach the mountain from the Upper Svaneti region. Start your climb from the Mazeri Village, which is located just 18 km from Mestia. It's the nearest locality to the severe mountain. Two Ways to Climb Likewise Elbrus, Ushba has a double summit. Thanks to the spire-shaped top, this mountain...

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Kazbek

As the highest peak in Georgia, the mountain of Kazbek attracts tourist from everywhere to climb 5033 meters above the sea level. We bet this climb is worth your efforts! You will be amazed by endless mountain ranges in the background staying on the top of the mountain. How To Get There? Open the map, and you will find the mountain of Kazbek in the northeast of Georgia. From the Georgian capital Tbilisi take a bus to Stepantsminda. It is only 10 kilometers away from the Russian border. A small town of Stepantsminda is the center of the Kazbegi Municipality where you can try real Georgian hospitality in guesthouses. So, don't lose your chance to taste delicious Caucasus dishes. Additionally,...

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Elbrus

The two-headed mount of Elbrus beckons mountain climbers, snowboarders, and nature-lovers. With the altitude of 5642 meters, the western peak of the mountain deserved to the title of the highest point in Europe. However, the eastern peak is only 21 meters lower. Believe us; you won’t notice this difference on the way to the summit! Elbrus How to Get There Terskol is the nearest village to the Elbrus Mountain, which offers many tourist facilities - accommodation, traditional Kabardino-Balkarian food, rescue center, tourist shops, etc. In a free day, you can visit Vladimir Vysotsky Alpine Museum in Tegenek Village nearby Terskol. Is Elbrus Easy To Climb? Thanks to the gentle southern slope Elbrus, it includes one of the most popular trails...

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