Ostraja from Moroznaja

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Kamchatka-peninsula, Russia, Asia
Route Type:
Hike, in winter basic snow climb
Time Required:
One to two days
most of it just walk-up

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Created On: Dec 1, 2004
Last Edited On: Dec 8, 2004


It is the "valley" route that started at the Moroznaja ski resort. Take a taxi from Elizovo to Moroznaja ski resort (7 km).

Route Description

It is forgotten route (1). Only first part is some kind of footpath, then it is over after rope bridge over the river Polovinka. In this area huge building of cottages for tourists is now, and tourist companies took them to so-called "Blue lakes", and the bridge is just left to these "domiki" (cottages). Then, you have to continue on the left embark of the river that flow into the Polovinka river. Near its spring you go out from the stone birch forest and ascend through the rocky slopes to the pass and then to the summit.

Ostraja sopka map

Ostraja sopka from Polovinka valley

The summit of Ostraja sopka as can be viewed from river Polovinka valley, photo by Ala, October 2003

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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