The Western Caucasus

The Western Caucasus begins as a low ridge at the mouth of the Don river and gradually rises to mountains of an Alpine character, with Mt.Dombay-Ulgen (4046m) as its highest summit. The climate here is warmer and climbing conditions are less stern than in other sections of the Caucasus. The area of greatest interest for mountaineers is the section between the Marukh and Klukhor passes where there are plenty of established routes and one can make lots of hard ascents (especially up north faces) and traverses.
Consists of a plateau 1,600 m above sea level.Rivers: Alibek, Amanauz, Dombay. The main mountains in the region are:


The main peaks of the region:
Mt.Dalar, W. Caucasus region 
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