Meeting in Novosibirsk at 08.00., intermediate stops are possible in Barnaul, Biysk, Gorno-Altaisk. Then we move along the Chui highway to the village of Kurai.
Arrival in the village of Kurai, where we are waiting for an all-terrain vehicle in the Aktru gorge through The kurai steppe and the valley of the Aktru river. Our trip will go to the ancient mountaineering camp “Aktru” (2000 m above sea level). In a way 48 km. 2-3 h (the last-8 km, difficult for transport a site of a way, it is possible to pass on foot). Our campsite is located on the shore of the lake (height 2 150 m). Preparation for the exit to the mountains, safety instructions, if desired-acclimatization exit to the glacier M. Aktru.
Early ascent and exit, by noon through a narrow gorge sandwiched between two giant rocks, we will climb to the observation deck under the top of the dome of the Three Lakes. Alpine meadow. Ndash. We will visit one of the three Alpine huts that have been installed by glaciologists on the Northern Chui ridge.
The next morning-ascent to the top of the dome of the Three Lakes (3556 m) on the glacier. Stunning views and panoramas of mountain peaks. In the evening we go down to the base camp, where we are waiting for the bath. On the way 3 km (10-12 h).
Day of rest (day of rest). In the Lower camp there is a volleyball court.
Transition to the Blue lake, 2840 M, 5 km., 3-4 hours.
Today we have to make a hike to the Blue lake, which is located at an altitude of 2800 meters in the moraine pocket of the Bolshoy Aktru glacier. The main part of the way passes through the glacier Big Aktru. Passing by the “sheep’s foreheads” – rock takeoff, continue the climb to the lake, next to which is the house of glaciologists. We set up an assault camp and conduct an ice lesson.
Attempt to rise V. Aktru (2A, 4044 m).
Early rise. The approach to the route takes up to 3 hours, there are many cracks on the glacier, so the movement is carried out in bundles. The ascent of the snow-ice slope is also carried out in bundles, with minimal snow cover. At the top of the route is aligned and get to the top is not difficult. You are at the top of the main mountain of the gorge-4044 m. Descent on the way up. The total time of ascent from the Blue lake and return to the camp “Aktru”, where we are waiting for the bath-14-16 hours, 15 km.
Spare day for climbing attempt
Transfer to the village of Kurai, and from there to the camp Tydtuyary by car 100 km. Excursion to the place called “Mars”, a walk through the valley of nesting black vultures
Excursion to the geyser lake. Transfer to Novosibirsk. Arrival at 24.00.