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The Caucasus Mountains are in Eastern Europe. The range runs between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea along the border of Georgia and Russia. Like the Himalayas they have been formed by continental plates that converged millions of years ago. Mount El'brus, formed of igneous rocks, is on the Russian side of the Caucasus Mountains and at 5642 meters, it is the highest peak in the range. It is one of the 'seven summits' that serious mountain climbers like to conquer.

Use these co-ordinates to get to Mount El'brus with Google Earth: 43.3549781568, 42.4508961936


Smithsonian Institution, multiple contributors. 2003. Earth. Page 164 in Luhr JF, ed. Mountains and Volcanoes. New York: Dorling Kindersley Limited.