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Mt. Elbrus - Russia, Europe 18,510 feet / 5642 meters
Expedition Date: TBD
Summit Attempt: TBD
Mt. Elbrus stands at 18,510 feet and is located in the Caucasus Mountain Range in Russia. There are two summits with 68 vertical feet of difference between them. The higher peak was first climbed in 1874 by a British Expedition. In 1976, a cable car system was put in place to take visitors and climbers to 12,500 feet. This led to a surge in climbers with upwards of 100 making the summit attempt on a clear day. This has also led to unqualified climbers attempting the summit with roughly 20 climbers dying annually. Although not technical, this mountain can be challenging due to high winds and inclement weather.