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Mountain Name(s): Shkhara, Schchara, Shkhara, Sjchara, Šhara, Škhara, Шхара, שחארה, შხარა     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 5193 m / 17037.4 ft     Snow line: 2700 m / 8858.27 ft
Summit(s): Main Summit (5 193 m /17 037 feet)
    Prominence: 119 m/390 ft
Location: Georgia(Samegrelo and Zemo Svaneti); Russia(Kabardino-Balkarskaya Respublika);     Isolation: 1 670 km/5 479 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 42°59'55.724''N
    Climbing Season(s): 15 Jun - 30 Sep;
Parent Range: Please update     Nearest Airport(s): Tbilisi International Airport (TBS); Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV);
Range: Bezengi Wall     Convenience Center(s): Upper Svaneti; Bezengi;
First Ascent: ??/??/1888 C. Roth , J. Cockin , U. Almer     National Park(s): Kabardino-Balkarian Mountain National Park; Zemo Svaneti Planned National Park;

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Is the highest point of Georgia, the third highest peak in the Caucasus (after Dykh-Tau and Elbrus). It attracts climbers because of complexity, and is a "yardstick" sportsmanship. One word - Shkhara - it's cool! Non-professionals doesn’t climb here often.

Description Edit

Shkhara is the high point and the eastern anchor of

a massif known as the Bezingi (or Bezengi) Wall, a 12 kilometres

(7 mi) long ridge. It is a large, steep peak in a heavily glaciated.

Shkhara presents serious challenge to mountaineers.

Classic route to Shkhara from northside is not as difficult

technically as routes from South, but depending on the weather

condition it may be almost impassable.

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Location Edit

Located in the central part of the Greater Caucasus (Dividing)

Range, in Svaneti (Georgia) from the south and Bezengi (Russia)

to the north. Lies about 90 km north of the city of Kutaisi,

Georgia's second largest city.

Getting there Edit

Ascent from Russian sight. By car / taxi / bus ride from the city

of Mineralnye Vodi (130 km) or from Nalchik (60 km) to Bezengi alpcamp.

Red Tape Edit

A pass to border zone is required.

Asia, Georgia: , Russia:

  • Shkhara
  • Mountaineering - 7 Day(s)
  • 15 Jun - 30 Sep
  • Extreme 
  • 0 people climbed it

Asia, Georgia: Samegrelo and Zemo Svaneti

  • Shkhara
  • Mountaineering - 7 Day(s)
  • 15 Jun - 30 Sep
  • Extreme 
  • 0 people climbed it



DID YOU KNOW (2) Edit Add

• Shkhara that in translation into Russian means "striped" — one of the highest mountains of Russia and the highest point of Georgia. It is included in the list of seven highest mountains of Russia.


• The southern slopes of Shkhara have a village of Ushguli entered in the list of the World heritage by UNESCO


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