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Shini-Bini Glacier.

Climbing tour on Pamir Tajikistan.

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Rock-climbing tour on Pamir.

The Shini-Bini Glacier is located in the Sangvor region of Tajikistan on the southern slope of the Peter the Great ridge. The length of the glacier is 10.3 kilometers, the area of ​​the Sugran glacier is 16.4 square kilometers, on a map of 1927 this glacier merged with the Sugran glacier.
In 1932, it ended with a sheer wall about 50 meters high, and between it and the Sugran glacier there was a small lake that periodically erupted under the glacier. In subsequent years, the Shini-Bini glacier retreated far into its valley.
In 1959, there was a movement of the glacier, as a result of which it again began to descend into the Sugran river valley, and in 1961 its swollen and cracked part of the glacier almost completely blocked it. Then, degradation of the advanced part of the glacier began again (Uskov, Dilmuradov. 1983).
Between 1981 and 1983 there was a rapid movement of the Byrs glacier (length 5.0 km, area 9.9 km square), as a result of which its end began to attack the Sugran river valley with a wide ice part similar to a “paw” (Desinov. 1983).

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

Photos by
Alexander Petrov.