Koshtan-Tau

Elevation (feet): 16,877
Elevation (meters): 5,144
Continent: Europe
Country: Georgia/Russia
Range/Region: Central Caucasus
Latitude: 43.05
Longitude: 43.2167
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1889
First successful climber(s): H. Wooley and party
Nearest major airport: Moscow, Russia, Kiev, Ukraine, Tbilisi, Georgia
Convenient Center: Mineral'nye Vody, Russia

Koshtan-Tau is the high peak of the Koshtan massif, a sprawling mountain whose ridges radiate north, south, east, and west from the high summit. Seventeen 4000 meter Caucasus peaks rise from its ridges. Its namesake, Koshtan-Tau, is the massif's only five thousander and is a spectacular peak whose ascent offers excellent rock routes, ice routes, and traverses.

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