BelukhaBelukha (Russian Белуха, 4506 m), located in the Katun Range, is the highest peak of Altai Mountains.
Belukha (also Muztau) is a twin-peaked mountain massif, the highest in the Altai Mountains. It rises along the border of Russia and Kazakhstan, just north of the point where these two borders meet those of China and Mongolia. There are several small glaciers on the mountain. Of the two peaks, the eastern peak (4,506 m, 14,784 ft.) is higher than the western peak (4,440 m, 14,567 ft.).
Belukha was first climbed in 1914 by B.V. Tronov and M.V. Tronov. Most ascents of the eastern peak follow the same southern route as that taken in the first ascent. Though the Altai is lower in elevation than other Asian mountain groups, it is very remote, and much time and planning are required for its approach.