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Greater Caucasus

Region(s):
Europe, Russia: (Chechnya, Kabardino-Balkarskaya Respublika, Karachayevo-Cherkesiya), Georgia: (Abkhazia, Kakheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, Samegrelo and Zemo Svaneti, Shida Kartli), Azerbaijan: (Balakan Rayon, Ismayilli Rayon, Oghuz Rayon, Qabala Rayon, Qakh Rayon, Shaki Rayon, Shamakhi Rayon, Zaqatala Rayon)
Parent Range: Caucasus Mountains
Max. Elevation: 5 642 m / 18 511 ft
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Average Length: 714 miles / 1 150 km
Average Width: 30-180 miles / 19-112 km
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Overview

Range Name(s):
Greater Caucasus
Max. Elevation:
5 642 m / 18 511 ft
Region(s):
Europe
Location:
Europe, Russia: (Chechnya, Kabardino-Balkarskaya Respublika, Karachayevo-Cherkesiya), Georgia: (Abkhazia, Kakheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, Samegrelo and Zemo Svaneti, Shida Kartli), Azerbaijan: (Balakan Rayon, Ismayilli Rayon, Oghuz Rayon, Qabala Rayon, Qakh Rayon, Shaki Rayon, Shamakhi Rayon, Zaqatala Rayon)
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Parent Range:
Geology:
Tectonic, Volcanic
Snow line:
2 700-3 800 m / 8 858-12 467 ft
Average Length:
714 miles / 1 150 km
Average Width:
30-180 miles / 19-112 km
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Location

Europe, Russia: (Chechnya, Kabardino-Balkarskaya Respublika, Karachayevo-Cherkesiya), Georgia: (Abkhazia, Kakheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, Samegrelo and Zemo Svaneti, Shida Kartli), Azerbaijan: (Balakan Rayon, Ismayilli Rayon, Oghuz Rayon, Qabala Rayon, Qakh Rayon, Shaki Rayon, Shamakhi Rayon, Zaqatala Rayon)
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    90% of climbers are visiting Great Caucasus for summiting Mount Elbrus - the highest point of Europe and a part of the "7 Summits". Dykhtau included in the list of "7 Second Summits", but it is more technically demanding top. 5-thousand meters in the Greater Caucasus are in a list of "Caucasus 5000-meter Peaks". In general this mountain system is has a huge variety of routes, well-studied area during Soviet times, a lot of guid-books, but mostly in Russian.
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    Great Caucasus - is extended mountain system, which together with the Lesser Caucasus mountain system are known as the Caucasus Mountains. Greater Caucasus is traditionally divided into 3 parts (for length): Western Caucasus (from the Black Sea to the foothills of Mount Elbrus), Central Caucasus (from Elbrus to Kazbek) and the eastern Caucasus (Kazbek to the Caspian Sea). Great Caucasus - a region with great glaciation. More than half of the glaciation of the Greater Caucasus are concentrated in the Central Caucasus (50% of the number and 70% of the area of glaciation).
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    Located between the Black and Caspian Seas. Extends from the area of Anapa and Taman peninsula to Apsheron peninsula on the coast of the Caspian Sea near Baku. Greater Caucasus Mountain Range is a the state border of the Russian Federation and Georgia and Azerbaijan.
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    According to the Greek mythology, the first who was on top of Mount Elbrus (in Greek mythology the mount called Strobilus), was Prometheus. His chained there by order of Zeus, because he stole fire from the gods and gave it to mankind. However, this legend is refer to many different peaks, and Mount Elbrus is   ... Read more
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Last update: Slava Shevtsov (29 Jun 2018) • History
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