Mount Elbrus interesting facts

Interesting facts about Mount Elbrus will help you learn new information.

Mount Elbrus interesting facts

Elbrus - the highest mountain peak in Russia and Europe

Elbrus has about 10 different names. Locals call her Mingi Tau, the Turkic "Jinpadish" - "master of spirits", the Abkhazian "Orfi-tub" - "Mount of the Blessed", the Georgian "Yal-buz" - "snow mane".

The height of Elbrus (the mountain has two peaks) is 5642 and 5621 meters. The distance between the peaks in a straight line is 1500 meters. But on foot you will have to overcome about 3 km.

For the first time, a group of scientists led by George Emanuel in 1829 climbed Elbrus. It was a famous Russian general.

Mount Elbrus is mentioned in the myths of ancient Greece. After all, it was to this mountain that the god Zeus chained Prometheus for giving fire to people.

In 2014, the highest mountain hotel in Europe “LeapRus” was built on the southern slope of Elbrus at an altitude of 3900 meters, which accommodates up to 40 people.

In honor of the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Kabardino-Balkaria, 400 climbers climbed Mount Elbrus.

The first person who climbed to the top by car was the Russian traveler Alexander Abramov. The legendary car was Land Rover, which was specially equipped for climbing.

54 glaciers flow from the peaks of Elbrus, the mountain feeds water almost the entire North Caucasus.

Elbrus is a sleeping volcano that erupted about 2000 years ago. But lately, scientists have doubts about his sleepy state.

In some places, the thickness of the ice at the top of Elbrus reaches 400 meters.

The cable car on Elbrus is the second highest in all of Europe. In an hour, she is able to transport up to 750 people to a height of 3750 meters .

While climbing Mount Elbrus, accidents constantly occur. In 2004 alone, the mountain claimed the lives of 48 climbers and extreme skiers. Elbrus is one of the most dangerous peaks of the world for climbing.

The safest time for climbing is in the summer (from June to August, the temperature rarely drops below -8. Winter is very harsh and lasts from October to April. During this period, it is better not to climb the mountain, since the temperature there is more than -30 ° C.

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