Altay mountains

I had several occasions to go to Altay Mountains, both for fun and for work. The most memorable trip was a geology field camp with my classmates and instructors from the Department of Geology and Geophysics of the Novosibirsk State University in summer of 1988.

Summer 2000, my parents-in-law hiking in the Altay mountains with a group of friends.

Katun river

Mountain in the background is Beluha ("White mountain"), the highest peak in the Altay

Snow leopards, one of the endangered species living in Altay mountains

Last Modified: 03:07pm AKST, October 3, 2000