Mount Bazarduzu (or Bazardüzü Dağ), which literally translates "Marketplace Mountain" is named for the flat lands below, where Dagestani, Persian and Azerbaijani people would meet to trade. It is the highest point in the Republic of Azerbaijan, situated in the eastern part of the Greater Caucasus mountains on the border of the Russian federal republic of Dagestan, and the highest point east of the infamous Mt. Kazbek (5047m) in Georgia. There are two approaches, one from the northeast and one from the southwest. From the northeast climbs can start from either Khinalig (or Xınılıq) or Laza (the small town in the region of Qusar) which is slightly north west of Khinalig. The southwest approach begins in the regional center of Gabala (or Qəbələ). From Gabala, either go to Laza (a different Laza than the north) or go to Gamarvan (or Qəmərvən). The southwest approach through Gamarvan is the one taken by the 1890 first recorded ascent of the mountain. The mountain is not technical and involves some light glacier travel, scree fields and scrambling.
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1890|
|First successful climber(s):||G.P. Baker and G. Yeld|
|Nearest major airport:||Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD)|
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