Shota Rustaveli Peak

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Shota Rustaveli Peak
Shota Rustaveli Peak is located in Caucasus mountains
Shota Rustaveli Peak
Shota Rustaveli Peak
Location of Shota Rustaveli Peak within the Caucasus mountains
Location
Range Caucasus mountains
Coordinates 43°01′33″N 43°02′37″E / 43.02592°N 43.04349°E / 43.02592; 43.04349Coordinates: 43°01′33″N 43°02′37″E / 43.02592°N 43.04349°E / 43.02592; 43.04349

Shota Rustaveli (officially known as the Shota Rustaveli Peak) (Georgian: შოთა რუსთაველის მწვერვალი) is a mountain in the central part of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, straddling the border of Svaneti (Georgia) and Kabardino-Balkaria (Russia). The elevation of the mountain is 4,860 meters (15,940 feet). Shota Rustaveli is generally considered to be the 9th highest peak of the Caucasus. The slopes of the mountain are glaciated and some of the glaciers descend well into the adjacent valleys.