Khilar Khashirov, first man in the world who climbed to the top of mt Elbrus

Khilar Khashirov

Khilar Khashirov is the first man in the world who climbed to the top of mt #Elbrus without special training. He was a guide for Imperial Russian army scientific expedition led by General Georgi Emmanuel. Khashirov's nationality is claimed both by Kabardians and Karachays. Georgi Emanuel's biographer Prince Golitsyn, identified Khilar specifically as a Circassian from the region of Kabarda. [Zhizneopisannie Generela ot Kavalerii Emanuelya (Life-Sketches of the Cavalry General Emanuel), Moscow, 1851] but Turkic tribesmen claim him as ethnically one of their own.

A detailed research about it can be read in Russian at: http://www.mountain.ru/article/article_display1.php?article_id=4233 “Восхождение на Эльбрус в 1829 году. Архивные материалы.”

Here is a news from the "Morning Post"  (London, England)
The Scientific Expedition To The Caucasus (Thursday 29 October 1829) 

               

Another clipping from the "[Glasgow] Evening Citizen" - Monday 14 September 1868, page 2.