7 summits of Europe higher 5000m - Koshtan-Tau, 5145m


New film from Alex Shustrov about climbing expedition in Bezengi valley - Koshtan Tau 5151m 

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Bezengi/Caucasus, Russia, Europe

Lat/Lon: 43.04988°N / 43.21269°E

Activities: Mountaineering

Elevation: 16900 ft / 5151 m

Koshtan is the fourth highest mountain in Europe. It's one of the two "Brothers of Bezengi", marking the eastern end of the Northern Massif. The other brother is Dychtau, in the western end of the range which also is Europe's second highest peak. The big pyramid of Koshtan is an cimpressive sight and its NW face gives you a good picture of how difficult climbing in the Caucasus can be.

There's one "easy" route on this peak, a 4A Russian grade, which corresponds to a D. The northern crest route is quite straight forward but long. Also the travel to this peak is tough and at points tricky as you has to climb the three steps of the Mizhirgi Glacier. Most other routes on the peak are both difficult and dangerous. The peak is also known as Koshtan Tau...original in http://www.summitpost.org

Koshtan Tau

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