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Cherny Glacier. Northern Tien-Shan mountains.

Trekkings in Kazakhstan.

"And he looks at the world majestically,
To the world of hustle and bustle,
Our great power
To others not subject to peaks"

Yuri Vizbor. “It will not be worse than it was”

Mountain travel on glaciers of Northern Tien-Shan.

The Black Glacier is located between the Sapozhnikov glaciers in the west and Gorodetsky glaciers in the east, in the upper reaches of the Bolshealmatinsky gorge, in the eastern part of the Ozerny pass, on the northern slope of the Zailiysky Alatau ridge, on the territory of the Ile-Alatau natural park, in the Bostandyk region of the city of Almaty.
Located at an altitude of 4269.6 to 3409 meters above sea level, belongs to the Kaskelen River Basin. Named after the dark color of its moraine deposits as the discoverer V.D.Gorodetsky in 1916. This glacier can be classified as short valleys that occur in valleys.
The area of ​​the glacier reaches 3.59 square kilometers. From it, firn fields account for 1.93 square kilometers, 0.61 square kilometers to the open part of the glacier, and 1.05 square kilometers to the buried. The positive difference of glaciation is 311 meters, the negative is 169 meters.
Glacial coefficient 3.2. The moraine deposits of the Cherny glacier are formed mainly by dark-colored schists.
Geographic coordinates of the Black glacier: N42 ° 57'54.59 "E77 ° 02'42.26"

Alexander Petrov.
Catalog of glaciers of the USSR. - Leningrad, 1967, v. 13, c. 2. Part 2. Tuyuksu Glaciers (Northern Tien Shan). L.: Gidrometeoizdat, 1984. Icing of the Tien Shan. Ed. N. B. Dyurgerova. - M., 1995. Icing of the Trans-Ili Alatau. - M .: Nauka, 1969. Palgov N. N. Bolshealmatinsky glaciation site in the ridge of Zailiysky Alatau. Brief Encyclopedia Kazakh SSR, Volume 2, Nature, Alma-Ata, 1990.


Photos by
Roman Stetsenko, Sergei Mikhalkov., Almaty city