Unsurprisingly, the world’s largest country is also home to some of its top climbing and trekking opportunities. Stretching over 6,000 kilometres (3,700 miles) from end to end and comprising more than one-tenth of the world's land area, Russia is home to a diverse array of mountains, plateaus, plains and coastline.
Its southern Caucasus Mountains are home to the highest peaks in Europe. Meanwhile, Kamchatka boasts several of Asia’s tallest volcanoes. In between, there are a number of other imposing mountain ranges and plenty of other incredible landscapes to explore on foot.
Famous Mountains in Russia
The Caucasus Mountains, which sit on Russia’s southern border with Georgia, are by far the country’s most popular mountaineering destination. Of these, Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in Europe, is undoubtedly the main attraction.
Rising to 5,642 metres (18,510 feet) in elevation, the glaciated dormant volcano has numerous routes that lead to its summit. The most popular route requires very little technical climbing abilities, while routes that lead up the northern face are much more challenging.
Other popular expeditions in Russia are:
- Climb Dykh-Tau (Expeds coming soon)
- Climb Koshtan-Tau (Expeds coming soon)
- Cimb Kazbek (Expeds coming soon)
- Trekking Yugyd-va National Park (Expeds coming soon)
- Tolbachik volcano trek (Expeds coming soon)
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