Overview

Range Name(s): Katun Mountains, Katun ridge, Катунский хребет     Geology: Tectonic
Max. Elevation: 4 506 m / 14 784 ft     Snow Line: 2 750 m / 9 022 ft
Region(s): Asia     Average Length: 93 miles / 150 km
Location: Russia: Respublika Altay;     Average Width: 60 miles / 37 km
Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing, Hiking, Mountaineering     Latitude/Longitude: 49°46'57''N
86°31'12''E
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Parent Range: Altay Mountains     Nearest Airport(s): Barnaul Airport (BAX);
National Park(s): Katun Biosphere Reserve; Belukha National Park;     Convenience Center(s): Barnaul;

YOUR CHANCE TO

The highest mountain of Siberia and Altai, and of the most remarkable and famous mountains of Russia – Belukha is located here.

DESCRIPTION

The highest ridge of the Altai. Rising from west to east, along its entire length Katun ridge has a height of not less than 2600 m.
The central part of the ridge near Belukha (4506 m) over 15 km does not fall below 4000 m.

LOCATION

Rises along the border of Russia and Kazakhstan, just north of the point where these two borders meet those of China and Mongolia.

Asia, Russia: Respublika Altay

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  • Mountaineering - 12 Day(s)
  • 15 Jun - 30 Sep
  • Tough/ Extreme 
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