Mt. Ushba towers over the alpine village Mestia in Upper Svanetia.
From the Caucasus Prometheus stole the heavenly fire, and to the Caucasus was he bound
in rough-hewn diamond chains by the vengeful right hand of Zeus. The Greeks and Romans
searched in earnest for the chains of Prometheus on Elbrus, but along the road from
Imeretiy to Svaneti they point out even now – they pointed it out to me myself –
"the precipitous "cliff of Prometheus".
Evgeny Markova, p. 54
Essays on the Caucasus, 2nd Ed. 1904
Mt. Ushba "Tsar of the Caucasus" (view from the south).
Sh. Chartolani 1995
Ushba, view from Mestia. Shota Chartolani, 1988
Mulakhi and the summit of Ushba. Sh. Chartolani,