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Glacier of Zvezdochka.

In Tien-Shan Mountains Tours.

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move” 

Robert Louis Stevenson «Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes».

Trip to Central Tien-Shan mountains.

The largest of the southern tributaries to the South Inylchek glacier is the glacier - Zvezdochka glacier. Its main firn basin is located at the base of the highest point of the Tien-Shan - Victory Peak, 7439 meters above sea level.
Zvezdochka Glacier, located in the mountains of the Central Tien Shan. It got its name in 1931 from M.T. Pogrebetskoy. The total length of the Zvezdochka glacier is 20 kilometers. It is the left and south tributary of the South Inylchek glacier.
Opposite the confluence of the Zvezdochka glacier into the South Inylchek glacier, in the north, in the Tengri-Tau ridge, the peak of Maxim Gorky rises, 6050 meters above sea level. The height of the glacier at the confluence of 4030 meters above sea level, the width at the confluence is 2 kilometers 185 meters.
The glacier originates from the northern slopes of the Kokshaal-Too ridge, starting from the Vash Pshavela peak, 6918 meters above sea level and extends to the east, including Pobeda peak, 7439, 3 meters above sea level, Choneren pass, 5488 meters above the level sea, to the High Pass, 5730 meters high above sea level.
The High Pass is located in the southern part of the Ak-tau ridge, which separates the Bzhniy Inylchek and Zvezdochka glaciers.

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

Photos by
Alexander Petrov.