Greater Caucasus


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Greater Caucasus

 

a mountain system stretching from the west-northwest to the east-southeast between the Black and Caspian seas, from the town of Anapa to the mouth of the Sumgait River. The system’s length is more than 1,100 km, and width, up to 180 km. The Glavnyi, or Vodorazdel’nyi and Bokovoi ranges arise in the axial part and are accompanied by numerous advance and transverse ridges. The elevation is to 5,642 m (Mount El’brus). The Greater Caucasus is divided into three parts—the Western Caucasus (to El’brus), the Central Caucasus (between El’brus and Kazbek), and the Eastern Caucasus (east of Kazbek). Mountain forest and mountain meadow landscapes dominate the slopes of the ranges. There is significant present-day freezing over an area of 1,780 sq km.

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The village of Laza is located on the north-eastern spurs of the Greater Caucasus Range, at the foot of the Shahdag mountain in theheight of4,242 m above sea level.
We were delighted with scenic mountain landscapes as we passed by the valley along the Gudauri ski resort straight to Kazbegi, a small village located in the Greater Caucasus Mountains.
It is the south facing plateau of the greater Caucasus Mountain Range, a place filled with snow and frequent snow showers.
Studies generally remain confined to ethnic and national histories, to one side of the Greater Caucasus mountain range, or to one side of the events of 1917.
It gets cold here in winters, on the foothills of the Greater Caucasus. An old Lada, essentially a tin can on wheels, is parked under a weeping willow tree.
At the bottom of the slope at the Gudauri resort, found on the plateau of The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, people can initially be seen being thrown off the chairs.
All summer, an expedition team led by explorers Tom Allen and Alessandra Mambelli, both residents of Yerevan, Armenia, had been driving a Land Rover Defender (courtesy of the RGS-IBG Land Rover bursary) around the Caucasus region in search of suitable trails which could potentially be connected to form the first Transcaucasian hiking trail (TCT), running from the Georgian Black Sea coast, up to the Greater Caucasus border with Russia, and all the way down to the Armenian border with Iran.
In the south-eastern subsidence of the Greater Caucasus, the Lower Cretaceous (LC) is most common.
Ganykh-Agrichay zone, located between Adjinour and the Greater Caucasus is also an area of uplift (4 mm/year).
From the breathtaking flanks of Mount Ushba (4,719m), which offer some of the most technical routes in Europe, to the majestic white pyramid of Mount Tetnuldi (4,974m), Georgia's Greater Caucasus is a climber's
Zakharov thinks that Washington's policy has only one goal - to implement the Greater Caucasus project

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