a massif in the central part of the Greater Caucasus, southeast of Mount Elbrus; located in the basin of the Adylsu River, a right tributary of the Baksan. The massif has five peaks, with elevations ranging from 4,2000 m to 4,322 m. It is composed mainly of granites. The Shkhel’da Glacier, which has a length of approximately 9.8 km, is located on the northern slope. Soviet mountaineers first climbed the massif in 1936.