Western Caucasus

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointDombai-Ulgen (4046 m/13,274 ft)
CountriesRussia (85%), Georgia (15%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesKrasnodar (56%), Karachay-Cherkessia (16%), Adygea (12%), Stavropol (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area62,404 sq km / 24,094 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent353 km / 220 mi North-South
453 km / 281 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long43° 52' N; 39° 26' E
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Map of Western Caucasus
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Western Caucasus.
Caucasus MountainsLevel 2 (Parent)
         Western CaucasusLevel 3
         Central CaucasusLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Eastern CaucasusLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Lesser CaucasusLevel 3 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Western Caucasus

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
2.Gora Gvandra398513,074 
3.Gora Pshish379012,434 
5.Gora Chugush323710,620 
6.Gora Fisht28679406 
7.Mount Bolshoy Akhun662+2172+ 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Western Caucasus

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Dombaj-Ul’gen (4046m) (2016-08-24). Photo by Andrej Gerber.
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