The beautiful double-peaked Elbrus is the pride of the Caucasus mountains. The local people call Elbrus "Ash-Gamakho", which means "Happiness-Bringing Mountain". This gentle-sloped volcano in the center of the Caucasus mountains marks the highest point of Europe, with its eastern summit at 5621 meters (18,442 feet) and its western summit - 5642 m (18,510 feet). Like any large mountain, Mt.Elbrus creates its own weather. There can be serious storms on the mountain, while the next valley over is covered with bright sunshine.