Geographically, the Caucasus is located between the Black, Caspian and Azov Seas. It consists of the Main Caucasian Range and the regions adjacent to it. The highest elevation is 5642 m (Mount Elbrus). Elbrus is a two-peak cone of an extinct volcano. The western peak has a height of 5642 m, the Eastern one – 5621 m. According to the mountaineering classification, Elbrus is estimated as 2A snow-ice, the passage of both peaks is 2B. There are other, more difficult routes, for example, Elbrus (W) along the northwest ridge 3A.
Traditionally, the Greater Caucasus is divided into 3 parts: the Western Caucasus (from the Black Sea to Elbrus), the Central Caucasus (from Elbrus to Kazbek) and the Eastern Caucasus (from Kazbek to the Caspian Sea).
Popular places: Arkhyz – a mountainous territory and the village of the same name in Karachay-Cherkessia in the Great Zelenchuk river basin. Very picturesque area, due to the favorable climate ahead of some resorts! Many tourist routes pass through Arkhyz; numerous lakes, rivers, majestic mountains, glaciers appear before tourists …
Dombay is a mountainous territory in Karachay-Cherkessia in the basin of the Kuban River. Dombay is one of the modern leisure and sports centers. Climbers, skiers and mountain tourists are an unceasing stream! This wonderful place is located among peaks shifted to each other, it gives the impression that you finally found a place where you can stay and not go anywhere … Dombay fascinates both beginners and and those who have been there dozens of times.
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