Gora Belukha

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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.

Elevation (feet): 14,784
Elevation (meters): 4,506
Continent: Asia
Country: Kazakhstan
Range/Region: Altai
Latitude: 49.8067
Longitude: 86.5908
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

Trip Reports

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, 2003
    beautiful mountain with overwiew panorama .During the climbing we had one all day of exceptionally good weather.
  • Log #462 - by Michael Stichling on Oct 21, 2002
    From 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, 2002
    What 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...
  • Log #464 - by Frederik Jacobi on Mar 15, 2000
    First Snowboard Descent