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Elbrus, Mount

Mount Elbrus (ĕlbrŏŏs´, ālbrōōs´), highest mountain of the Caucasus, SE European Russia, in Georgia, formed by two extinct volcanic cones, respectively 18,481 ft (5,633 m) and 18,356 ft (5,595 m) high. Its glaciers give rise to several rivers, notably the Kuban. The snow line is at c.11,000 ft (3,350 m).

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Elbrus, Mount

Elbrus, Mount (Gora El'Brus) Two peaks in s European Russia, in the Caucasus range, on the border with Georgia. Extinct volcanoes, the w peak, rising to 5633m (18,481ft), is the highest in Europe. The e peak is 5595m (18,356ft) high.

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