Koshtan-Tau

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Koshtan-Tau
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Elevation 5,144 m (16,877 ft)[1]
Location
Koshtan-Tau is located in Caucasus mountains
Koshtan-Tau
Koshtan-Tau
Location of Koshtan-Tau within the Caucasus mountains
Location Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia
Range Caucasus Mountains
Coordinates 43°03′00″N 43°13′00″E / 43.05°N 43.2167°E / 43.05; 43.2167Coordinates: 43°03′00″N 43°13′00″E / 43.05°N 43.2167°E / 43.05; 43.2167[1]
Climbing
First ascent 1889[1]

Koshtan-Tau (Russian: Коштан-тау; Karachay-Balkar: Къоштан-тау, means paired mountain) is the highest peak of the Koshtan massif of the central Caucasus Mountains in the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic of Russia, near the border with Georgia. The peak was first ascended in 1889 by Herman Woolley and party.

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  • A. F. Mummery, H. W. Holder, W. F. Donkin and C. T. Dent, Further Explorations in the Caucasus, Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography, New Monthly Series, Vol. 11, No. 6 (Jun., 1889), pp. 351–374

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