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Abaya peak in North Tien-Shan.

Mountain climbing peaks around Almaty.

 “Not all those who wander are lost”

J.R.R. Tolkien.

Alpinism in Almaty.

The peak of Abay is in the western part of the Small Almaty spur in the ridge Zailiysky Ala Tau. The top is put by red granites. Height of peak of Abay of 4010 meters above sea level. Represents three-headed peak. The glacier of Abay goes down from North side from top the West side is turned to the valley of the river Small Almatinka.
The first ascension is made by group of the Almaty climbers under the leadership of G. I. Beloglazov in 1932. Ascension on peak of Abay in 1995 was the first mass climbing (ascension) in the history of Kazakhstan.
The event was devoted to the 100th anniversary of the great Kazakh poet, Abay of Kunanbayev. The president of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, also participated in ascension on top. It rose by peak top, accompanied with veterans and young Kazakhstan climbers.

Panorama of peak of Abay from a dam in the Low-Almaty gorge.Peak of Abay.Panorama of peak of Abay from a dam in the Low-Almaty gorge.

"Zhetysu is the Land of  tourism”. A Tourist Guide-book. Almaty.  2003. 68 p. and the material for this page is taken from the printed edition.

Alexander Petrov.