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Western Sayan

Region(s): Asia, Russia: (Krasnoyarskiy Kray, Respublika Khakasiya, Respublika Tyva)
Parent Range: Sayan Mountains
Max. Elevation: 3 121 m / 10 240 ft
Geology: Tectonic
Average Length: 404 miles / 650 km
Average Width: 160 miles / 99 km
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Overview

Range Name(s): Western Sayan
Max. Elevation: 3 121 m / 10 240 ft
Region(s): Asia
Location: Asia, Russia: (Krasnoyarskiy Kray, Respublika Khakasiya, Respublika Tyva)
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Starting Point: 52.18066872927717
91.77978515625
Parent Range: Sayan Mountains
Geology: Tectonic
Snow line: 3 000 m / 9 843 ft
Average Length: 404 miles / 650 km
Average Width: 160 miles / 99 km
Nearst
Airport(s):
Yemelyanovo Krasnoyarsk International Airport (KJA)
Convenience Center(s): Krasnoyarsk
National
Park(s):
Sayano–Shushenskyi Reserv

Location

Asia, Russia: (Krasnoyarskiy Kray, Respublika Khakasiya, Respublika Tyva)
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    A relatively new area, both in terms of climbing and mountaineering. Actively developed with the participation of the Mountaineering Federation of the Krasnoyarsky region. Untouched Siberian nature, unspoiled lakes and crystal clear mountain streams. Many opportunities for first ascents of varying complexity and unclimbed peaks, as well as climbing walls up to 600 meters.
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    Mountain system in the south of Siberia. Extends for 600 miles from the headwaters of the river Small Abakan to the junction with the Eastern Sayan mountain system in the headwaters of rivers and Kazyr and Uda. Consists of narrow and short mountain ranges. Their height does not exceed the west of 2500-3000 m, to the east is reduced to 2000 m. The glaciers are absent. The Dividing Range, Ergaki-Targak Taiga Range and Kyzyl-Taiga massif are characterised by alpine terrain.
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    Western Sayan is located in southern Siberia within the subjects of the Russian Federation: the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Republic of Khakassia, Tuva. South-western part meets the border of the Altai.
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    In 2001, in the Sayan Mountains in the Ergaki region Russian mountaineering championship took place in order to support the popularisation of this alpine region.

     

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