IGEA conquers mountains

IGEA conquers mountains

On September 12, 2010 our corporate flag appeared at the summit of Mount Elbrus, successfully conquered by Gennady Sedro, IGEA senior researcher, with a team of friends and like-minded people.

Congratulations to Gennady on reaching another height!

The Institute of Mining Electrical Engineering and Automation is proud of its staff!


  • Elbrus (Kabard. – Oshkhomakho, Balk. – Mingi Taw) is the highest rock massif of the Greater Caucasus, in the Bokovoi range system. The mount is a dormant volcano neck, mainly of andesites, on a thick granite and crystalline schist base. The west summit (5642 m) and the east summit (5621 m) are separated by a deep saddle (5325 m). Mount Elbrus is covered with a firn and ice cap, whence 54 glaciers run in every direction. The largest glaciers are Bolshoi Azau, Irik, Terskol. The icing nowadays covers 134.5 km2. There is a Moscow State University Avalanche and Mudslide Lab nearby, in the upper reaches of the Baksan River.

  • Russian expedition guide K. Khashirov (Kabardian) was the first to reach the Elbrus east summit in 1829, while F. Grove’s British team guided by A. Sottaiev (Balkarian) was the first to reach the west summit in 1874.

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