Turkish mountaineer dies in Georgia

A Turkish mountaineer died Tuesday as he fell into a valley while climbing the Greater Caucasus Mountains in Georgia.

Turkish mountaineer dies in Georgia

A Turkish mountaineer died Tuesday as he fell into a valley while climbing the Greater Caucasus Mountains in Georgia.

Turkish mountaineer Emre Kuruoglu slipped on ice and fell into a valley while climbing Mount Kazbek, one of the highest peaks of the Caucasus Mountains, together with a group of Turkish climbers on Tuesday.

The climber died right at the scene of the accident, officials said.

Kuruoglu's body was taken to a morgue in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi and will be sent to his birthplace northwestern Canakkale province once the procedures are
completed, sources noted.

Greater Caucasus, also called the Great Caucasus, are a major range of the Caucasus Mountains, extending west-east for about 750 miles (1,200 km) from the Taman Peninsula on the Black Sea to the Abseron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea.

Mount Kazbek is a dormant stratovolcano and one of the major mountains of the Caucasus located on the border of Kazbegi District of Georgia and North Ossetia. It is the third highest mountain in Georgia (after Mount Shkhara and Janga) and the seventh highest peak in the Caucasus Mountains.


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