Chugush

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Chugush

 

a mountain peak in the western Greater Caucasus, at the sources of the Belaia River, in Krasnodar Krai, RSFSR. Mt. Chugush, which rises to an elevation of 3,238 m, is composed of gneisses, schists, and granites. Spruce and fir forests grow on the slopes, and subalpine meadows are found at high elevations. The landscape features cirque and hanging glaciers.

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