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Glacier of Petrov. Terskey Ala-Too.

Tourist travel to mountains in Kyrgyzstan.

“I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them”

Mark Twain.

Travel from Issyk-Kul lake to Karakol.

The largest glacier on the Ak-Shyyrak massif is the complex Petrov valley glacier, 11.3 kilometers long, 69.8 square kilometers long, located at an altitude of 3800 to 4950 meters above sea level, belongs to the Naryn river basin.
The glacier's feeding area lies in a deep longitudinal valley between the northern and middle Ak-Shyyrak ridges and connects with firn through several high saddles the Jaman-Su glacier basin in the northeast and with the North Kara-Sai glacier in the southwest.
Below the end of the glacier is a lake. In the mid-1950s, the lower 4.6 kilometers of the square lower part of the glacier consisted of dead ice with deep canyon-like channels of streams and an abundance of karst craters.
However, on the 1957 AFS, traces of glacier activation were visible. Later, after a short revival, the glacial tongue was dead again. Significant glaciation is the Kara-Sai River Valley, which penetrates deep into the massif.

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

Photos by
Alexander Petrov.