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Glacier Uchitel. Aksai gorge.

Ecological tours in Kyrgyz Ala-Too mountains.

“Neither the ice of March, nor the eternal heat,
No obelisks under the tin star
Will not cut off the tracks to the blazing fires,
o unclimbed nameless peaks."

Yuri Vizbor. "Footprints". 1962.

Glacier in Aksai gorge in Kyrgyz Ala-Too.

The Uchitel glacier is located on the northern slope of the Kyrgyz ridge, in the lateral (eastern) Aksai gorge, 41 kilometers south of the city of Bishkek in the Alamudun district of the Chui oblast. The Uchitel glacier has two branches: North, (right) with an open part of 6 kilometers and South (left) with an open part of 2.7 kilometers.
The length of the closed, moraine part of the glacier is 2 kilometers. At an altitude of 3430 meters above sea level, the moraine part of the Uchitel glacier comes into contact with the eastern edge of the Aksai glacier.
430 meters below the open part of the glacier, there is a moraine lake at an altitude of 3636 meters above sea level. The main sources of the Northern Glacier Uchitel are located slightly east of the massif of the Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky peak, 4895.4 meters above sea level, located in the main ridge of the Kyrgyz ridge.
Crown of peak. The sources of the Southern Uchitel glacier are located to the east of the Korona Peak massif at a height of 4860 meters above sea level located in the main ridge of the Kyrgyz ridge. In the upper reaches of the Yuzhny Uchitel glacier, behind the ridge in the west, there is the Korona glacier belonging to the Aksai glacier basin.
In the north, behind a sublatitudinal ridge, 1.7 kilometers long, there is the left branch of the Western Baichechekei glacier, 3.2 kilometers long, belonging to the Alamedin River basin.
Geographic coordinates of the left branch of the Uchitel South glacier: N42 ° 30'50.92 "E74 ° 33'13.68"
Geographic coordinates of the right branch of the Uchitel North glacier: N42 ° 31'30.43 "

Authority and photos by
Alexander Petrov.