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Backcountry Skiing Altay, Siberia, 1988

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Page By: Dmitry Pruss

Created/Edited: Oct 28, 2008 / Oct 28, 2008

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In lieu of a TR

 
Dawn at Akkem Moraine Camp, Altay
Akkem Glacier Moraine camp at dawn
 
Naled ice, Kara-Ayry Basin, Altay Mtns
Siberia's famous Naled Ice

The March 1988 ski backpack took 4 of us 16 days. We pretty much covered the length of Katun' Range, West to East, as well as the gorge of Argut cutting between Katun' and Chuyskie Ranges. We haven't seen any other skiers during the tour, but met a few people (meteorologists at Akkem Station and Native Siberian sheep herders on Argut).

The route went from Tyulyuk Airstrip up Mul'ta River, to Krutoy and Gagpi passes into Kuragan Valley, over twin Ioldo Passes to Dzhorashkol and Kucherla Lakes, across Riga-Turist Pass to Akkem Glacier, thence Druzhba Pass to Mensu Glacier, and finally down the endless frozen gorge of Argut to Katun' River Valley and Chuyskiy Trakt Highway.

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Dmitry PrussRe: nice

Dmitry Pruss

Hasn't voted

Thanks D, as you can guess I planned to write up real TRs and more ... but it's hard to catch up when one has real life too LOL. The albums is a quick-and-cheap way to organize pictures, but in the end they aren't ever sorted in order. It still remains almost random!

But ... if you view them as a "map", it makes a bit more sense!
Posted Oct 30, 2008 9:15 am

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