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Mount Elbrus
Mount Elbrus May 2008.jpg
Mount Elbrus
Elevation 5,642 m (18,510 ft) [1]
Prominence 4,741 m (15,554 ft) Ranked 10th
Listing Seven Summits
Volcanic Seven Summits
Country high point
Mount Elbrus is located in Caucasus mountains
Mount Elbrus
Mount Elbrus
Location of Mount Elbrus within the Caucasus mountains
Location Russia, on the border of Asia and Europe
Range Caucasus
Coordinates 43°21′18″N 42°26′21″E / 43.35500°N 42.43917°E / 43.35500; 42.43917
Topo map Elbrus and Upper Baksan Valley by EWP[2][3]
Type Stratovolcano (dormant)
Age of rock Unknown
Last eruption 50 CE ± 50 years[4]
First ascent (west summit) 1874, by Florence Crauford Grove, Frederick Gardner, Horace Walker, Peter Knubel and guide Ahiya Sottaiev
(lower summit) 22 July 1829 by Khillar Khachirov
Easiest route basic snow/ice climb
  1. ^ The World Book Encyclopedia—Page 317 by World Book, Inc
  2. ^ Mount Elbrus Map Sample
  3. ^ Mount Elbrus and Upper Baksan Valley Map and Guide (Map) (2nd ed.). 1:50,000 with mountaineering information. EWP Map Guides. Cartography by EWP. EWP. 2007. ISBN 978 0906227954. 
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference Smithsonian was invoked but never defined (see the help page).