Facts about Mount Elbrus

19 facts about Mount Elbrus

The highest peak of Europe

Although the height of Elbrus does not exceed 6,000 kilometers, it is included in the crown of the earth because of its dominance in Europe. Despite its relatively low altitude, almost the entire summit is covered by a glacier and conditions on it can be very harsh. At an altitude of almost 4,000 meters, there is a modern hotel from which you can admire the beautiful scenery. In the summer months, Elbrus hosts races, which have been held there regularly since 2008.
Elbrus has a height of 5642 m and is the most vivid peak in the Caucasus.
Is the highest peak in Europe.
It is located near the Russian-Georgian border in Russia.
The name of the summit probably comes from the Persian language and means "shiny".
Elbrus is almost entirely covered with glaciers.
The first height measurement of Elbrus was made by astronomer Wincenty Wiszniewski who estimated its height at 5422 meters.
Elbrus is a dormant volcano. The last period of its activity took place in the middle of the first century CE.
The Elbrus massif is distinguished by a silhouette with two tops, which are approximately 3 km apart.
The western peak is higher and has 5642 m a.s.l. and eastern 5621 m a.s.l.
Elbrus is included in the Crown of the Earth.