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Glacier of Garmo.

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The Garmo Glacier is located in the Sangvor region of Tajikistan in the northern part of the Peter the Great ridge, the Academy of Sciences and on the western slopes of the Darvaz ridge, and belongs to the Obihingou River Basin.
The right slope of the valley forms the spur of the Peter I ridge, the OPTE ridge, the left - the spur of the Darvaz ridge. The lower course of the glacier is described in 1916. expedition of the Russian Geographical Society (Ya.I. Belyaev and P.I. Besedin).
The length of the Mushketov glacier is 30.4 kilometers, an area of ​​114.6 square kilometers. The Garmo Glacier is formed from 4 large ice tributaries, which themselves are complex glaciers with an extensive network of tributaries.
These are the glaciers of Lipsky, Belyaev, Vavilov, Shokalsky. In the lower part for 7 kilometers the Garmo glacier is completely covered with a moraine cover, its surface is hilly, there are many small lakes. The Garmo Glacier has three sources: the Lipsky Glacier (5 kilometers long), the Belyaev Glacier (9 kilometers), flowing from the foot of the peaks of Communism, Garmo and the Vavilov Glacier (4 kilometers).
The end of the glacier descends to a mark of 3000 meters above sea level.
The Garmo Glacier has no large right tributaries. Glaciers lying on the slopes of the OPTE ridge lost contact with him. Left tributaries are more significant, but they also retreated deep into their valleys. Below the Vavilov glacier, follow the glaciers of Shokalsky (12 km), Mumbney (9.5 km), Tokaist (2.5 km) and Safetob (3.2 km).
The spurs dividing them are the ranges of Vavilov, Shokalsky, Mumbney, Tokaist and Safetob according to the observations of the topographer I.G. Dorofeeva is located at a distance of about 5 kilometers from each other.
Garmo Glacier through lateral valleys is connected with the Gando glaciers (the Kirghiz-Ob river), Fortambek (the Muksu river), Bivachny (Fedchenko glacier), the Russian Geographical Society, the Darai-Poimazar (Vanch) river and the Bohud (Obi-Hingou) river.
In the lower reaches, the Garmo glacier is covered with a shell moraine, and on the last 5 - 6 kilometers it is very hilly and broken by karst funnels, often filled with water. Pure ice opens above the Shokalsky glacier, although individual bands can be traced much lower, to the level of Avo-Dara camp.
The end of the glacier invades the zone of juniper and birch forests.

"Glaciers." L.D. Dolgushin, G.B. Osipova. Series "Nature of the world." Moscow, the publishing house "Thought". 1989.