The giant Elbrus mountain is located in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, close to the border with Georgia. The dormant volcano has the highest peak on the entire continent of Europe, reaching a height of 5,642 meters above sea level, which is 835 meters higher than the neighboring Mont Blanc to the west. The first recorded ascent of Elbrus was all the way back in 1874 by Florence Crauford Grove and a team of guides.
Elbrus features severe weather with winter receiving extremely cold temperatures and covered with snow all-year round.
Visit during the months between March and May for ideal backcountry skiing conditions.
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