Russia, home to many tallest mountains that contributed to the beauty of this country. In the area of Caucasus Mountains, is famous for Russia great plains. It has a widespread of around 1,200 kilometers starting from the East until the West. It seated between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea. In this post, we will be sharing its useful facts to help rookie or experience climbers decide their challenging route.
1. Peak The Top
Standing at the peak at 5,642 meters high, Mount Elbrus is the highest peak lies in the Caucasus, Russia mountain belts. This mountain is recognized as the tallest mountain in Russia and also top of all in Europe. Interesting facts are that the Mount Elbrus is an inactive volcano. For climbers, taking down the Mount Elbrus could be your most difficult challenge yet.
Furthermore, Mount Elbrus has got two summits. One of the lower one are known as Khillar Khachirov found in 1829. Another taller summit is arose in 1874. Mount Elbrus is also part of the Seven Summits of the world. These mountain range are also protected as the Prielbrusye National Park.
The next mountain we will covering is Dykh-Tau. Dykh-Tau mountain were also situated within the Caucasus Mountains and it is standing tall at 5,204 meters high. In addition, Dykh-Tau are also part of the Seven Summits of the world. It comes in second place and gained popularity as an ultra peak. Furthermore, Dykh-Tau was founded in 1888 by an Englishman.
Coming very near after the second tallest mountains in Russia is the Pushkin. Slightly lower that Dykh-Tau is known as Pushkin mountain topping at 5,108 meters high. This mountain sit along the border between Russia and Georgia. This peak was first found in 1961 by a Russian born team.
2. A Sight Of Behold
No one will truly understand the beauty of the view from the mountain top. In addition to their endless motivation and efforts to climb up, it will be a truly a sight of behold and jaw dropping landscape to witness.
For Mount Elbrus conquerors, most climbers rise around past midnight and get ready for the hike. Climbers definitely do not want to miss the most rewarding moments from the trip. They needed headlights for the dark hike.
However, they will need to keep themselves motivated to witness the magnificent summit view. From the peak, only survived climbers will be able to spread their eye vision along the Caucasus range.
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3. Equipped Till The Top
Weathers up in the mountain can be harsh and unfriendly. Climbers or adventures should get themselves prepared physically and mentally. It is best to find out what is the temperature like on the top of the summit and get properly equipped and suited for the journey.
In this scenario for we will take Mount Elbrus for example. Due to its root altitude and its neighboring mountain belts, it yield extreme conditions of weather and temperatures can reach very low. This should not be underestimated by climbers. Due to its unique climate region, it has a very dominant airstream. Winds of the climate can possibly come rushing without warning in these mountain region.
In reality, climbers are encouraged to keep watch at the temperatures. You can view a 6-days weather forecast for the mountain desired at different altitudes level on this website – Mountain-Forecast.com. Hikers could also be equipped mentally for huge conditions of unpredictability. In the end is nature course, it is not be within humane control. The possibility of having bad weather conditions may cause hikers summit conquering be delayed or worst, canceled.
4. Air Supply
Another thing to take note when conquering all these 3 top mountains in Russia is the altitude sickness. Every climbers who attempt to climb will suffer at least some form of altitude sickness. In resulting of the high located summits, 50% less oxygen was noted than at the sea level. When climbers ascended above level 2,400 meters, they will experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea or even increased heart rate.
Another supply that climbers need to take note of is the supply of warmth. Warm boots, tights, walking trousers and fleece are needed to keep climbers protected. Jacket is an essential item and make sure to keep a windproof gloves to maintain warmth on your hands.