Climbing Belukha 4506 m
(Adventures in Altai Mountains)
Belukha (4509 m) is a sacred mountain for many Altai people. It is the highest point of Altai and Siberia. If you have the desire to climb this summit then you will have to overcome many kilometers of mountain trails, high passes and ice slopes.
The beauty of this place is impossible to describe in words. It must be seen and felt. Imagine yourself on the shore of a blue lake in a mountain valley, snow-rock giants rise around you, their slopes are covered with tall spruce trees. The air is so clear that you can hear the eagle soaring in the depths of the sky, and it's lonely call echoes in your heart.
At the foot of the great "Three-headed" as the locals call it there is an amazingly beautiful Akkem glacier which amazes with its scale, ice blocks and deep cracks.
According to the program we will make trekking to Lake Akkem from the "Glade of Three Birches" and further to the famous Tomskie Stoyanki. This will be acclimatization before climbing the mountain. Ice classes are waiting for you: detailed instructions on working in a group, on ice movement, on working with an ice tool.
As a bonus Altai will give you the most powerful energy. If you wish you can make radial hikes to the Yarlu gorge, to the valley of 7 lakes or to the lake of mountain spirits; feel the energy of the sacred places where according to many esotericists and according to Buddhist legends there is the entrance to the legendary kingdom of Shambhala.