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Climb to the Top of Europe

One of mountaineering’s biggest challenges is climbing each of the Seven Summits, the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. The honor of the highest peak in Europe goes to Mount Elbrus, which is located in southern Russia near the Georgia border. At 18,510 feet, Elbrus might not be an Everest (29,029 feet) or Aconcagua (22,837 feet), but it still makes for an impressive view from the top.

Mount Elbrus, a dormant volcano in the Caucasus Mountains, has two summits: one from the east and one from the west. The first climb up the east peak of Elbrus happened 1829, with the taller west peak having its moment in 1874.


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