Shkhara


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Shkhara

(shŭk`hərä), peak, c.17,064 ft (5,201 m) high, in the Greater Caucasus, SW of Nalchik and on the border between Georgia and Russia.
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Shkhara

 

the highest mountain of the Vodorazdel’nyi Range (also known as the Glavnyi Range) in the Greater Caucasus; situated in the central part of the range. The mountain has an elevation of 5,068 m. It is composed of granites and schists. The Bezengi Glacier is on the northern face of the mountain, and the Shkhara Glacier on the southern face. Soviet mountaineers first climbed Shkhara in 1933.

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