Kevin Blackston
PO Box 217
Floresville TX 78114-0217
United States of America


Altai Republic, Russia

Belukha is far from the tallest mountain in the world, or even in Russia; its eastern peak, the taller of its two summits, rises only to 14,783 feet.1 The mountain is very remote, however, and aspiring climbers face a two-day horseback ride just to reach Belukha’s base.2 That, along with icy, windy conditions common on the mountain, prevented an ascent from taking place until 1914.3

Belukha, which is surrounded by small glaciers, is located in the Altai Mountains on the border between Russia and Kazakhstan.4 5

60-kopeck Russian postage stamp picturing Belukha in Altai Republic



  1. Mount Belukha Climb - 12 Days. LenAlpTours. Accessed 30 May 2012.
  2. Belukha - Uch-Sumer. 4 Aug. 2011. Accessed 30 May 2012.
  3. Belukha Mountain. Go to Altay. Accessed 30 May 2012.
  4. Benoit, Shelly, and Rod Georgiu. Mt Belukha. Sacred Mountain Expedition. 23 Aug. 2007. Accessed 30 May 2012.
  5. Gora Belukha. Google Maps. Accessed 30 May 2012.

Published 2018-06-18