Cheget Peak (Maliy Donguzorun) Additions and Corrections

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Sergey - Jun 11, 2012 3:30 pm - Voted 10/10

Cheget Peaks

Cheget in balkarian means dark or black. In Elbrus region there are three mountains having such name: Cheget-Tau-Chana, Cheget-Kara and Donguzorun-Gitche-Cheget-Kara-Bashy or Maliy (Small) Donguzorun. On this mountain at the beginning of the 60th the mountain-skiing center was created, and skiers started to call this mountain Cheget. As the climbing object Cheget, wasn't so popular as Cheget-Tau and Cheget-Kara. Routes to these two summits are considered classical in this area. As Elbrus ascents became more popular Cheget appeared to be very convenient for acclimatization especially when you are short of time and its popularity sharply grew. Then the track along the ridge to one of gendarmes was laid. And the gendarme got the name «Peak Cheget». There are 5 routes to M. Donguzorun (Cheget mountain) 3761 m:

1891, Mercbaher, From South, 1B
1938 , Grechenin, East Ridge , 2A
1960, Zarichniyk, Western Ridge, 2B
.... Glushkov, Northern. Ridge, 2A
1960, Zarichniyk, SW Wall, 3A


Scott - Jul 20, 2012 1:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cheget Peaks

Thanks for the information. Since it seems that there are three mountains sharing the same name, should I change the name of the page?


Sergey - Jul 27, 2012 10:07 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Cheget Peaks

I think you can insert the additional name (Maliy Donguzorun) after Mount Cheget in the text and photo. Many people allready know this mountain as Cheget


Scott - Jul 27, 2012 10:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Cheget Peaks

Thanks. Will do.

bertw - Aug 2, 2018 12:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Mountain open again

Went on Cheget Peak on 29 July 2018. Saw no border guards. I also didn't see a "no entry" sign. I only saw a sign that you should keep you passport with you since it is a border area.

It looks like the restrictiô have been relaxed.

Magnificent viewpoint of the surrounding mountains. Truly recommended.

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