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Ordzhonikidze Glacier.

Jeep tours in Kazakhstan mountains.

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Walking along Left Talgar gorge.

Ordzhonikidze Glacier - hanging, adjacent to the western slope of the peak of the same name. Located on the northern slope of the Zailiysky Alatau ridge, in the Left Tlagar gorge, the glacier is on the eastern slope.
The length of the glacier is 3 kilometers, the width in the central part is up to 700 meters, located at an altitude of 4,409.8 to 3,500 meters above sea level, belongs to the Talgar River Basin. The glacier has the same values ​​of positive and negative glaciation differences (330 meters) and a glacial coefficient close to 1.
The buried part of the glacier merges with the total buried ice mass of the Tuyuksu and Igla Tuyuksu glaciers.

Catalog of glaciers of the USSR. - Leningrad, 1967, v. 13, c. 2. Part 2. Tuyuksu Glaciers (Northern Tien Shan). L.: Gidrometeoizdat, 1984. Icing of the Tien Shan. Ed. N. B. Dyurgerova. - M., 1995. Icing of the Trans-Ili Alatau. - M .: Nauka, 1969. Palgov N. N. Bolshealmatinsky glaciation site in the ridge of Zailiysky Alatau. Brief Encyclopedia Kazakh SSR, Volume 2, Nature, Alma-Ata, 1990.

Photos by
Roman Stetsenko.