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Pass Aktyuz in North Tien-Shan.

Climbing tours in Kazakhstan.

“If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options.
You can climb it and cross to the other side.
You can go around it.
You can dig under it.
You can fly over it.
You can blow it up.
You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there.
You can turn around and go back the way you came.
Or you can stay on the mountain and make it your home” 

Vera Nazarian. «The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration».

Go hiking to Tien-Shan mountains.

Snow-ice Aktyuz pass is located at an altitude of 4390 meters above sea level, located in main ridge of Trans-Ili Alatau ridge, on territory of Almaty Nature Reserve, in Talgar district in south of Almaty region. Located in the upper reaches of the Middle Talgar gorge between the peak of Aktau 4684.3 meters above sea level in the west and the peaks of Trud 4635 meters above sea level and Daugava 4600 meters above sea level in the north.
The Aktyuz Pass lies in the northernmost mountain spur of the Talgar massif, stretching from northeast to southwest.
Through the Aktyuz Pass there is a path from the Kroshka glacier, located on the northwestern side of the pass and belonging to the Middle Talgar River basin, to the Korzhenevsky glacier, which is located to the south and southeast of the Aktyuz Pass.
The pass has category 3 difficulty for mountain tourists according to the classification of passes.
Geographic coordinates of Aktyuz pass: N43°06'01 E77°19'07

Authority and photos by:
Alexander Petrov.