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Rakzow Glacier.

Day trip in Murghab.

“Let the river make noise at sunset
And splashing a green wave.
You leave forever somewhere
And mountains are with me everywhere”

Yuri Vizbor. 1956.

Bureau of travels and excursions in Tajikistan.

Rakzow Glacier is located in the Murghab region of the Gorno-Badkhashan Autonomous Region. The length of the glacier is 17.4 kilometers, an area of ​​47.2 kilometers square, - a dendritic glacier, most of which, has a southerly direction, forms at the bottom of a wide trough at an altitude of 4,500 meters above sea level from several streams flowing from the slopes of different exposures.
The valley is poorly developed, and the part of the glacier located in it is narrowing up to 400 - 500 meters in narrow gorges, it expands to 1000 meters. At an altitude of 4,500 meters above sea level, shafts of lateral and middle moraines begin, which merge at the lower 3 kilometers of the glacier, forming a continuous moraine cover.

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

Photos by
Alexander Petrov.