Russia Mt Elbrus - Gara-Bashi Station

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Ilya Melnik

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Mt. Elbrus, located in Russia's Caucasus Mountains, is Europe's highest peak at 5,642m (18,510ft). It's a dormant stratovolcano with two summits: the taller West Summit (5,642m) and the East Summit (5,621m). As one of the Seven Summits, Elbrus attracts climbers worldwide.

Gara-Bashi Station, also known as Barrels Huts, is a base camp at 3,800m (12,467ft) on Mt. Elbrus, Europe's highest peak. Located in Russia's Caucasus Mountains, it's a popular resting point for climbers. The station can be accessed via a 3-stage cable car system from Azau. The Barrels Huts are a collection of metal huts providing basic accommodation for mountaineers. The area offers stunning views, but weather conditions can be harsh, so climbers need to acclimatize and be well-prepared.

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