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Ridge Naryn-Too.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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The latitudinal ridge Naryn-Too is located in the Inner Tien-Shan in the Naryn region. The length of the ridge from east to west is 120 kilometers, the maximum width in the central part reaches 39 kilometers. The Naryn-Too ridge borders on the west with a small Almashyk ridge with a dominant height of 3378.9 meters above sea level. In the southwest, the eastern part of the At-Bashi ridge adjoins.
In the north, along the entire length of Naryn-Too, the Naryn River and the latitudinal Jetim Range border. In the east, the Borkoldoy Ridge came close to the ridge, the border with it runs along the valley of the Karakol River, the left tributary of the Naryn.
From it the ridge stretches to the west, to the longitude of the city of Naryn and the road to the Torugart pass. In the southeastern part, the ridge borders on the highest part of the Western Kokshaal-Too ridge, where the massifs of Kyzyl-Asker peaks 5842 meters above sea level and Dankov peaks 5982.3 meters above sea level are located.
The southern border of the ridge runs along the valley of the East Aksai river. In the southwest, Naryn-Too borders on a small mountain range Kodzhete with a dominant peak 3995 meters above sea level. In the north, the ridge forms the left side of the Bolshoy Naryn river valley.
The Naryn-Too ridge can also be attributed to a complex nameless branched spur, located in the interfluve of the Dzhaldzhir and Western Ulan rivers - the sources of the At-Bashi River. This spur adjoins the main ridge through a simple Ulan pass. South of the Dzhaldzhir River, through the pass of the same name, the Naryn-Too ridge connects with the Dzhanydzher ridge.
In the Naryn-Too mountains (average heights are 3800 - 4300 meters above sea level. The highest point of the ridge is the Chontor peak, 4690 meters above sea level, located in the southeastern part at the headwaters of the Dzhaldzhir River.
The second highest peak is the Western Chontor Peak, 4662 meters above sea level, located 3.1 kilometers east of the Chontor Peak. The third highest peak is the Susarlytor peak, 4522.6 meters above sea level, located in the eastern part of the ridge in the upper reaches of the Western Ulan River.
In the western part of Naryn-Too, the highest peak is the Ichke-Kamanda peak, 4499.8 meters above sea level, located in the upper reaches of the Ichke-Kamanda and Chong-Acha-Kamanda rivers, which are left tributaries of the At-Bashi River.
In the Naryn-Too ridge there are 239 glaciers with an area of ​​69.4 square kilometers. 2/3 of the area of ​​glaciation of the Naryn-Too mountains is concentrated on the northern slope. small glaciers, only one glacier is more than 2 kilometers square.
The height of the ends of the glaciers is 3800 - 3900 meters above sea level. Naryn-Too is composed of limestones, granites, metamorphic schists. The northern slope is steep with rocky gorges, the southern one is more gentle, with clay-sandy hills at the foot.
Mountain-meadow and meadow-steppe landscapes dominate, rocky highlands with rocks and scree on steep slopes. In the gorges, areas of spruce forests have been preserved. 
Geographical coordinates of Naryn-Too ridge: N41°21'28.67" E76°31'48.76"

Authority and photos by
Alexander Petrov.