Gora Belukha

Elevation (feet): 14,784
Elevation (meters): 4,506
Continent: Asia
Country: Kazakhstan
Range/Region: Altai
Latitude: 49.8067
Longitude: 86.5908
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1914
First successful climber(s): B.V. and M.V. Tronov
Nearest major airport: Barnaul,Russia, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan
Convenient Center: Gorno-Altaysk, Russia

Gora Belukha is a twin-peaked mountain massif, the highest in the Altai Mountains. It rises along the border of Russia and Kazakhstan, just north of the point where these two borders meet those of China and Mongolia. There are several small glaciers on the mountain. Of the two peaks, the eastern peak is higher than the western peak. Most ascents of the eastern peak follow the same southern route as that taken in the first ascent. Though the Altai is lower in elevation than other Asian mountain groups, it is very remote, and much time and planning are required for its approach.