Mount Elbrus - 5642, culmen - Russia

Mount Elbrus

Russia

5642 m

The highest summit of the Caucasus and for many also the highest in Europe.

History

  • East Summit : 1st ascent : July 22, 1829 - Killar Khaсhirov.
  • West Summit : 1st ascent : July 28, 1874 - Frederick Gardiner, Florence Crawford Grove, Peter Knubel, Horace Walker.

Websites

  • Mount Elbrus on Wikipédia.

Bibliography

  • Itinerary of a tour in the Caucasus, The Alpine Journal, vol. 7, 1874, no46, p.100-103 : 1874 expedition calendar.
  • An ascent of Elbruz by F. Gardiner, The Alpine Journal, vol. 7, 1875, no47, p.113-124 : account of the first ascent of the West Summit.