Mount Elbrus, in the Caucasus Mountains in southwestern Russia, is the tallest peak in Europe, at 18,510 feet (5,642 m).
Mount Elbrus is an inactive volcano that sits on a moving tectonic area, and has a deep supply of magma that resides underneath it.
The name Elbrus is a metathesis of Alborz which comes from Harā Bərəzaitī, a legendary mountain in Persian mythology.
The Alps are Europe’s largest mountain chain.
They extend for about 660 miles (1,060 km) across south-central Europe.
The tallest mountain in the Alps is Mont Blanc, at 15,771 feet (4,807 km), on the border of France, Italy, and Switzerland.