Yamantau is the highest mountain in the southern Urals (1640 meters). It is located in the upper reaches of the river Inzer in Bashkiria. In translation from the Bashkir language the name means " Bad Mountain” (yaman - "bad" and tau - "mountain"). Frequently the top of mountain is covered with clouds and fog, and on paths up the mountain there is wilderness and bogs. At the top of Yamantau there is an extensive plateau with boulders and poor vegetation - unsuitable for pasture.