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Olympic torch reaches highest point on journey to 2014 Sochi Olympics (photo)

Olympic torch reaches highest point in Russia
Olympic torch reaches highest point in Russia
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The Olympic torch is getting closer and closer to Sochi. While the Russians have watched the flame travel the country, the latest news on Saturday is that the flame has made to the highest point on the path of the Olympic torch. The journey of the torch to the 2014 Sochi Olympics has arrived at Mt. Elbrus.

“Olympic Flame reaches Europe's highest point Mt. Elbrus!” tweeted the Sochi Olympics from the official Olympic Twitter account.

Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano that is well-known mountain range. Located in the western Caucasus mountain range, in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay–Cherkessia, Russia, near the border of Georgia. Mt. Elbrus's peak is the highest in the Caucasus. The top height is 18,510 feet and is one of the largest mountains in the country.

While most of the trip of the Olympic torch has been under tight security and secretive, it appears this portion of the journey is available for the world to see. One of the most difficult torch relays to follow, the fans of the Olympic torch have been left with gaping holes in the path and few pictures of the flame seeing the people.

The Olympic torch is expected to reach Sochi in a few short days. Hopefully before the big Olympic Opening Ceremony viewers will get to see the torch again!

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