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South-Alichur Ridge.

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The South-Alichur Range is located in the South Pamir, on the left bank of the Alichur River, Murgab District, and the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region. The length of the ridge is about 150 kilometers, adjacent to the Shakhdarinsky ridge in the west.
The highest point of the ridge is the Kyzildangi peak, 5706 meters above sea level. Significant spurs adjoin the north - the Bakchigir ridge (35 kilometers long) and the Bachor ridge (25 kilometers long). The slopes are covered with high mountain desert vegetation, at an altitude of 4200 to 4500 meters above sea level - nival landscapes.
Alpine relief and desert vegetation predominate. The snow line in the north is at an altitude of 4900 to 5150 meters above sea level, in the south - at an altitude of 4900 to 5300 meters above sea level. The total glaciation area of ​​the South Alichur Range is 68 square kilometers.
There are 256 glaciers in the ridge zone, the total area of ​​which is 72 square kilometers. There are about 10 passes in the ridge and its spurs, through which motor roads or trails pass. The main approaches are from the north of the Pamir Highway, from the south from the Pamir River Valley, where there is also a highway.
The ridge is composed mainly of granites, gneisses and crystalline schists.

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

Alexander Petrov.