Elevation (feet): 15,584
Elevation (meters): 4,750
Continent: Asia
Country: Russia
Range/Region: Kamchatka Peninsula
Latitude: 56.0667
Longitude: 160.633
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Sep, Oct
Volcanic status: Active
Most recent eruption: 2005, ongoing
Year first climbed: 1788
First successful climber(s): Daniel Gauss and two other members of the Billings Expedition
Nearest major airport: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
Convenient Center: Kozyrevsk, Russia, Klyuchi, Russia

Thanks to Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Klyuchevskaya Sopka (Kliuchevskoi) is the highest mountain on the Kamchatka Peninsula, and is the highest volcano in Asia. Its steep, symmetrical cone towers just sixty miles from the Bering Sea. Klyuchevskaya's first recorded eruption was in 1697, and it has been almost continuously active ever since, as have many of its neighboring volcanoes. Klyuchevskaya last erupted in 1995. Following the first ascent in 1788, no other ascents were recorded until 1931, when several climbers were killed by flying lava as they descended. Similar dangers exist today, and few ascents are made.