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Glacier of Kyzylsu.

Guide to glaciers of Kyrgyzstan.

“Cognition and wanderings are inseparable from each other ... This is an indispensable quality of all travels - to enrich a person with vastness and diversity of knowledge - is a property inherent in happiness”

Konstantin Paustovsky.

Glaciers of Kyrgyzstan.

The Kyzylsu glacier is located in the Chon-Alai district of the Osh region on the northern slope of the Zaalai ridge in Kyrgyzstan. Its length is 15.1 kilometers, an area of ​​43.0 kilometers square - a complex valley glacier. Its main stream has a three-chamber feeding area, the tongue is broken by cracks and dissected by a network of watercourses, and the end is covered with a solid bog cover.
Left tributaries, located in narrow steep valleys on the eastern slope of the spur of the Zaalai ridge, are similar in type to Turkestan ones. The feeding areas of the right tributaries lie in vast, high-lying caravans.

"Glaciers." L.D. Dolgushin, G.B. Osipova. Series "Nature of the world." Moscow, the publishing house "Thought". 1989.

Photos by
Alexander Petrov.