Gora Belukha is a twin-peaked mountain massif, the highest in the Altai Mountains. It rises along the border of Russia and Kazakhstan, just north of the point where these two borders meet those of China and Mongolia. There are several small glaciers on the mountain. Of the two peaks, the eastern peak is higher than the western peak. Most ascents of the eastern peak follow the same southern route as that taken in the first ascent. Though the Altai is lower in elevation than other Asian mountain groups, it is very remote, and much time and planning are required for its approach.
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1914|
|First successful climber(s):||B.V. and M.V. Tronov|
|Nearest major airport:||Barnaul,Russia, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan|
|Convenient Center:||Gorno-Altaysk, Russia|
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 4 trip reports for Gora Belukha.
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- Log #460 - by Artur Wojcik on Aug 14, 2003beautiful mountain with overwiew panorama .During the climbing we had one all day of exceptionally good weather.
- Log #462 - by Michael Stichling on Oct 21, 2002From the city of Gorno Altaisk we went to Akkem lake, where a basecamp is situated, by helicopter. At this time (April 1994) it was affordable even for us students. From Akkem we made some...
- Log #463 - by Alain on Jan 03, 2002What a beautiful peak ! From the kazak part the view is magificent. It is a difficult mountain because you need to trek 30 km to reach the icefield. Then you need to build a base camp and 2 altitude...
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Frederik Jacobi on Mar 15, 2000First Snowboard Descent