Gora Lysaya

Driving the road to Mount Bald is not a piece of cake

Mount Bald (Gora Lysaya) is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.581m (8,467ft) above the sea level, located in the Karachay–Cherkess Republic of Russia.

Set high in the Caucasus Mountains, the dirt road to the summit is totally unpaved. If you're afraid of heights, it's probably best to keep your eyes forward. Along the way you’ll have to deal with some dangerous drop offs. The area is a paragliding paradise.
This road is usually impassable from late October through late June or early July (depending on snow). The open and close dates all depend on snowmelt and snowfall each year. The drive is very steep. Starting at Teberda, the elevation gain is 1.200 meters.
Pic: Валерий Басакин

 

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