Mt. Elbrus – 18,510 ft Europe’s Highest Mountain in Russia. I summitted the Western Peak of Mt Elbrus in the Caucasus Mountains at 10:50 am on July 15, 2012. This was the 4th of my 7 Summits and the one with the strongest winds on the actual summit (50 mph winds with gusts even higher). Its actually only a 3 day climb but the summit day is long +/- 12 hour return.