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Glacier of South Kara-Sai.

Tours and walks in Kyrgyzstan.

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Hans Christian Andersen.  

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The South Kara-Sai glacier with a length of 7.2 kilometers, an area of ​​16.0 square kilometers, is located at an altitude of 3880 to 4980 meters above sea level, belongs to the Naryn river basin.
Is currently catastrophically shrinking, its end part is thin dead ice, the melting of which is not compensated by the supply of matter from the feeding area, the ice thickness 2 kilometers from the end from 1943 to 1957 decreased by 36 meters.

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

Photos by
Alexander Petrov.