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Uploaded 2 sierpnia 2016

Recorded lipca 2016

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4 335 m
2 958 m
6,39 km

Obejrzane 2358 razy, pobrane 55 razy

w pobliżu  Gornyy Sadovod, Almaty Oblysy (Kazakhstan)

Komsomol (Nursultan) Peak, 4376 m, in the Tian Shan range, is just 25 km off the city of Almaty, in Kazakhstan.

The normal ascent route to Komsomol Peak combines a glacier section with a final rock climbing section. This combination makes it a very complete and enjoyable trail.

Three ski lifts will take you from Medeu ice stadium and car park (1600 m) to Shymbulak ski resort (2300 m) and then to Talgar Pass (3200 m).

There are several possible camp sites in the area, those at 2960 m, 3200 m and 3500 m have been marked as waypoints.

The glacier is climbed all the way up from the point where you leave the moraine, at approximately 3500 m (see waypoint), until the Komsomol Pass, at 4040 m. We didn´t see any major crack in the glacier, but there were, both sides of it, clear signs of avalanches (see pictures). Therefore it´s advisable to keep away from its steep sides.

The final rocky section starts at approximately 4150 m and ends at the Komsomol summit. It is fully equipped with brand new bolts and with some steel steps. Following the route is quite straight forward, except for a couple of times when you will need to look for the next bolt, or at a point where there is an apparent choice between two lines of bolts/steps. Consider that in this part of the trail the accuracy of the GPS device is very limited, as many satellites are covered by the wall.

Both the glacier and the rocky sections are not specially complicated or difficult, but it may be quite tricky to navigate them in bad weather conditions, and late afternoon thunderstorms are usual.

Grade according to Russian difficulty scale : 2a

4 Opinie

  • Zdjęcie vizuete.pedro

    vizuete.pedro 2016-08-16

    I have followed this trail  View more

    good alpine route!

  • Zdjęcie alfredodeandres

    alfredodeandres 2016-08-17

    Thanks for the rating!

  • Zdjęcie vizuete.pedro

    vizuete.pedro 2016-08-18

    Y como es que te viniste a subirlo? Yo vivo en almaty, y me conozco muy bien la zona

  • Zdjęcie alfredodeandres

    alfredodeandres 2016-08-20

    Pues qué suerte tienes de vivir tan cerca de tantos cuatromiles!

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