The Caucasus Mountain Society – one of the oldest social organizations of the Caucasian Mineral Waters. Designed by enthusiasts in the late xix century, was founded in late 1910, she has made a significant contribution to the development of mountaineering, excursion business, the study region. All activities of society can be divided into three historical periods: 1901-1916 years. 1924 – end of 20th years. 1995 – Today, almost 100 years ago, a society promoted by several factors. First of all – it Pyatigorsk location: a picturesque volcanic foothills, with its scattered laccoliths, the proximity of Mount Elbrus.
Mountains beckoned, attracted the attention of many. Wanted to go on these tops – near and far, to see opening a new background scenery. Another reason was the building in 1895 a railway to Kislovodsk. In the Caucasian Mineral Waters dramatically increased the number of tourists who wanted to learn a closer look at the beauty of the surrounding areas. And the third reason lay in themselves pyatigorchanah, passionately in love with their land.
Progressive local intelligentsia understands the importance of social organization that would engaged not only the development of tourism and mountaineering, but also the knowledge and study of the Caucasus. December 14, 1901 Minister of Agriculture and State Properties was approved by the charter of the Caucasus mountain community. At all times people attracted to travel. Numerous pilgrims, pilgrims, pilgrims, merchants crossing the vast expanses of the country, ruled by anxiety, hunting to change places. For a man because inherent desire for discovery and learning.