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Grumm-Grzhimailo Glacier.

Nature tour in Tajikistan.

“I remember Boxan open spaces,
Peaks in the golden snow
Oh mountains, you are blue mountains
Tops covered with ice"

Yuri Vizbor. 1956.

Special excursion on Pamir Mountains.

The Grumm-Grzhimailo Glacier (Muzkulak) is located in the Murghab region of the Gorno-Badkhashan Autonomous Region. The length of the glacier is 37.0 kilometers, an area of ​​142.9 kilometers square - the second largest glacier in the Pamirs, discovered in 1887 by an expedition of the Grumm-Grzhimailo brothers.
Its vast multi-chamber feeding area is located at the junction of the Yazgulemsky ridge with the Cold Wall ridge. The glacier flows north and takes on the left 8 large tributaries from the Kholodnaya Stena ridge and 3 smaller tributaries on the right, from the northern spur of the Yazgulemsky ridge.
Broad snout glacier well defined lateral and median moraine near the mouth of the valley is compressed by rocky sides and in the form of a tape 1.5 km wide moves into the Tanymas river valley. The surface of the glacier is difficult to pass because of the many cracks, bumps, peaked peaks, pyramids formed as a result of uneven melting.

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

Photos by
Alexander Petrov.