The Caucasian giant
From north of the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus range extends for about 1200km, with more than 200 peaks over 4000m. It is a mountaineering paradise, where Russian climbers sign up to many adventures. It is also a paradise for ski touring, with abundant snow and many wild valleys surrounded by dozens of peaks awaiting our skis. Adylsou, Adyrsou and Bezengy, the most well known of these mountains, offer numerous routes of vast beauty, with Elbrus, a dormant volcano, in the background. Of course, the question about its altitude of 5642m remains, is it the highest peak in Europe or not? Although its ascent is technically easy, its height and fearsome storms make it a difficult summit to reach and not to be underestimated.