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Koksu ridge in Kazakhstan.

Mountain hiking in Kazakh Altai mountains.

“Nature encourages no looseness, pardons no errors”

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Adventure travel in Kazakhstan Altai mountains.

The Koksu ridge is located in the western, Altai Mountains, on border of Altai Republic (Russian Federation) and Kazakhstan. Length of the Koksu ridge - about 70 kilometers, average heights - about 2000 - 2100 meters above sea level.
The highest point - the mountain Lineysky mountain of 2598 meters above sea level. The Koksu ridge is a watershed in basins of the rivers Uba (the right inflow of the Irtysh River) and Koksa (the left inflow of the Katun River).
The Koksu ridge is put by the crystal, metamorphic slates, gneisses and tufogenny breeds, sandstones, clay slates which are broken through by intrusions of granites. Up to the height of 1700 - 1800 meters above sea level, on northern slopes, the taiga from the Siberian cedar, a fir-tree and a fir prevails, on southern a slope meadows are widespread.
The lower slopes of the Koksu ridge of a slope are covered with fir and fir forests, from 2200 - 2500 meters above sea level – subalpine and Alpine meadows. There is a cedar and deciduous light forest above, the top occupies crushed stone and lichens the tundra.

Koksu ridge in Kazakh Altai mountains.Koksu ridge in Kazakh Altai mountains.Koksu ridge in Kazakh Altai mountains.Koksu ridge in Kazakh Altai mountains.Koksu ridge in Kazakh Altai mountains.Koksu ridge in Kazakh Altai mountains.Koksu ridge in Kazakh Altai mountains.Koksu ridge in Kazakh Altai mountains.Koksu ridge in Kazakh Altai mountains.Koksu ridge in Kazakh Altai mountains.Koksu ridge in Kazakh Altai mountains.Koksu ridge in Kazakh Altai mountains.

Authortity:
Short geographical encyclopedia. Volume 2/Gl.Red. Grigoriev A. A. M.: The Soviet encyclopedia - 1961, 592 pages with illustrations and maps.

Photos
Alexandr Petrov.