Elbrus is the highest peak of the Great Caucasus. Simultaneously it's considered to be the highest top of Europe and Russia. Elbrus is located in system of the Lateral ridge, completely in territory of our country. It represents a cone of the extinct volcano on a high socle with granites and crystal slates. The western top of Elbrus (altitude 5642m) and Eastern top (5621m) are divided by a deep saddle (5325). Elbrus is covered by a cap of firn and ice from which 54 glaciers go down to different directions.