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Highest point
Elevation5,144 m (16,877 ft)[1]
Prominence812 m (2,664 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Isolation6.55 km (4.07 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates43°03′00″N 43°13′00″E / 43.05°N 43.2167°E / 43.05; 43.2167[1]
Koshtan-Tau is located in Caucasus mountains
Location of Koshtan-Tau within the Caucasus mountains
Koshtan-Tau is located in Kabardino-Balkaria
Koshtan-Tau (Kabardino-Balkaria)
LocationKabardino-Balkaria, Russia
Country Kabardino-Balkaria
Parent rangeCaucasus Mountains
First ascent1889[1]

Koshtan-Tau (Russian: Коштан-тау; Karachay-Balkar: Къоштан-тау, means paired mountain) is the highest peak (5,144m) of the Koshtan massif of the central Caucasus Mountains in the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic of Russia, near the border with Georgia. The peak was first ascended in 1889 by Herman Woolley and party.


  1. ^ a b c "Koshtan-Tau". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.

Further reading

  • A. F. Mummery, H. W. Holder, W. F. Donkin and C. T. Dent, "Further Explorations in the Caucasus", Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography, New Monthly Series, Vol. 11, No. 6 (Jun., 1889), pp. 351–374

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