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Ostraja from Sosnovka

 

Page Type: Route

Location: Kamchatka-peninsula, Russia, Asia

Lat/Lon: 53.07000°N / 158.11000°E

Object Title: Ostraja from Sosnovka

Route Type: Hike, in winter basic snow/ski climb

Time Required: A long day

Difficulty: most of it just walk-up

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Page By: palic

Created/Edited: Dec 8, 2004 / Dec 8, 2004

Object ID: 163154

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Approach


This route starts in the village of Sosnovka, and it is the shortest route to Ostraja sopka. To Sosnovka you can get by bus, van (in whole Russia so-called "marsrutka"), or by a taxi.

Route Description


From Sosnovka follow the road, marked in violet colour - route 2 in the map, and turn right on the first crossroad. On the right embark of Topolovyj stream you continue to the peak. If you take a taxi from Elizovo, you can continue on this road from Sosnovka up to the village Apchalalaj, where a museum of former Kamchatka's inhbatitans is set up (among them Korjaky, Itelmeni, Eveni, Chukchi, and Aleuty). A pagan celebration connected with the end of fishing season and harvest takes place every October there. From Apchalalaj just follow the footpath on the right embark of Topolovyj stream to its source and reach the summit that's just near above.

Ostraja sopka map

Essential Gear


In last part of the route you need crampoons, avalanche safety equipment, and probably ice-axe during the winter. During the summer only troubles with free stones near the summit.

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