Climbers climb the top of Mount Elbrus (October 2013): 5642 meters altitude
Photo: Konstantin Dikovsky/ AP/dpa
A German mountaineer fell and died on Mount Elbrus in the Russian North Caucasus.
Rescue workers found the man lifeless at an altitude of 5,300 meters on Friday, according to regional civil protection.
The man was alone in the mountains and had not previously reported his ascent to the Russian authorities.
The climber was born in 1971, it is said - at the time of his death he was 50 or 51 years old.
It is still unclear where the man came from in Germany.
The 5642 meter high Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia.