Shkhara

Elevation (feet): 17,060
Elevation (meters): 5,200
Continent: Europe
Country:
Range/Region: Central Caucasus
Latitude: 43
Longitude: 43.1
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1888
First successful climber(s): J. G. Cockin,
Nearest major airport: Moscow, Russia,
Convenient Center: Mineral'nye Vody, Russia

Shkhara is the the second highest peak in the Caucasus, behind Elbrus (18,481 ft.). It is located in a region within the Central Caucasus known as the Bezingi Region. This region is best known for its namesake, the Bezingi Wall, a knife-sharp seven-mile ridge of steep rock and ice. Many of the highest Caucasus summits rise from this wall, culminating in the massive summit ridge of Shkhara. This mountain is exhilarating to behold, and offers a tremendous variety of intense climbs. Shkhara is in western Georgia in region of Svaneti, which borderss with Russia, not with Azerbajan. Georgia Azerbajan border is in very eastern aprt of country.

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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #14011 - by SandroUjmajuridze, Giorgi Shengelia on Apr 16, 2003
    I just wanted to say that Shkhara is in western Georgia in region of Svaneti, which borderss with Russia, not with Azerbajan. Georgia Azerbajan border is in very eastern aprt of country. Please...
  • Log #14012 - by david on Dec 28, 2002
    the only thing I got to say is that shkhara isn't located on georgia-azerbaijan border, it's located on the georgian border with russia. I can say this because I'm living in georgia.