Description: Mt. Elbrus, the summit of the Caucasus Mountains, is located in southern Russia just north of the Georgian border, and is distinguished as Europeís highest peak (5642 m). Elbrus is also an ancient volcano, although it has not erupted for nearly 2000 years. Elbrusí profile comprises two volcanic peaks (East and West). They are popular trekking and mountain climbing destinationsíthe saddle between them provides access to the region.