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Glacier of Sugran.

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The Sugran glacier is located in the Sangvor region of Tajikistan in the southern spurs of the ridge of Peter I. The length of the glacier is 22 kilometers, the area of ​​the Surgan glacier is 47.1 square kilometers. Sugran Glacier is the largest glacier, a complex valley, located in the upper reaches of the Surgan River, is the basin of the Muksu River.
Its feeding area lies in multi-chamber circuses at the base of Moscow peak at a height of 6785 meters at sea level. This glacier was discovered and described by V.I. Lipsky in 1899. At that time, the glacier occupied almost the entire valley of the Sugran River and ended about 2 kilometers above the Byrs Glacier.
According to morphological characteristics, it was evident that recently these glaciers were connected. In subsequent years, the glacier retreated, the tributaries were separated from it. Currently, the lower section of the glacier with a length of 4.5 kilometers continues to degrade, it is covered with moraine and dissected by numerous gullies.

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

Photos by
Alexander Petrov.