Local nameშხარა
LocationMestia, Russia

Shkhara is the highest point in the nation of Georgia. Located in the Svaneti region along the Georgian-Russian frontier, Shkhara lies 88 kilometres north of the city of Kutaisi, Georgia's second-largest city. The summit lies in the central part of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, to the south-east of Mount Elbrus, Europe's highest mountain. Shkhara is the third-highest peak in the Caucasus, just behind Dykh-Tau.

Shkhara is the high point and the eastern anchor of a massif known as the Bezingi Wall, a 12-kilometre-long ridge. It is a large, steep peak in a heavily glaciated region, and presents serious challenges to mountaineers. Its north face is 1,500 metres high and contains several classic difficult routes. The significant sub-summit Shkhara West, at 5,068 m, is a climbing objective in its own right, and a traverse of the entire Bezingi Wall is considered "Europe's longest, most arduous, and most committing expedition".

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Mt. Shkhara, Georgia @ Jules Laurens (1825 – 1901)

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Address Russia

Coordinates 43°0'1.038" N 43°6'46.198" E

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