Katyn-Tau (Georgian: კათინთაუ; Russian: Катын-Тау) is a summit in the central part of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range (Bezengi Wall).[1] It lies on the border of Svaneti (Mestia Municipality, Georgia) and Kabardino-Balkaria (Russia). The elevation of the mountain is 4979 m (16,335 ft) above sea level.[2] The mountain is made up of paleozoic granites. The slopes of summit are covered nival landscape.[1]

Summit shot (west) from Semenovskogo.jpg
Highest point
Elevation4,979 m (16,335 ft)
Coordinates43°01′47″N 43°02′11″E / 43.02972°N 43.03639°E / 43.02972; 43.03639Coordinates: 43°01′47″N 43°02′11″E / 43.02972°N 43.03639°E / 43.02972; 43.03639
Katyn-Tau is located in Georgia
Countries Georgia and  Kabardino-Balkaria
Parent rangeMain Caucasian Range
Caucasus Mountains


  1. ^ a b M. Utmelidze, Georgian Soviet Encyclopedia, V, p. 318, Tbilisi, Georgia, 1980.
  2. ^ Katyn-Tau — peakbagger.com