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Russia - Siberia - The Altay
24th August 2004 to 12th September 2004


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Day 9: After an early breakfast, we met our new driver, Jenia, and travelled through the village of Kalbak-Tash towards Ak-Tru along the Chuiski Highway, which splits the Mountain Altai Republic in half. The highway runs through beautiful Altai sights, such as panoramas of the Terektinski and Seminski mountain ridges with sheer walls almost devoid of vegetation.
We passed by the sacred place of local people, the so-called “Cross of Spirits”, and the sanctuary near Kalbak-Tash. There is a unique collection of rock paintings dated from different epochs from Neolite (VI-IV millennium B.C.) through Scythians (VIII centuries B.C. – III A.D.) to Turkic (VII-X centuries A.D.).
We followed a route along the river Chuya towards the Ak-Tru, but we got stuck crossing a ford that was about a metre deep, so we pitched our tents and spent the night at our unscheduled campsite. It was cold overnight with a heavy frost on the tents.

The camp forced by an impassable ford on 02/09/04


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