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Altaj 2002

Kucerla valley, Riga-turist pass and a mountain above it
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Starting the Altaj trip at the bridge across Katun in Tjungur
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Ascending through the valley of Kucerla
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Most of bridges are constructed by one tree
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The first cooking on the fire in a still silver pot
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The lower Kucerla lake
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The upper Kucerla lake
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The upper Kucerla lake from the slope leading to Riga-turist pass
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The upper Kucerla lake from the slope leading to Riga-turist pass
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Is it a wild man from Altaj forests or Czech homeless man?
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In the morning above the Kucerla lake
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With a huge rucksack (full of meal) in the valley of Kucerla
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The last sight of the beautiful lake
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No-name summits above the valley of Kucerla
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We are ascending the scree leading to Riga-turist pass
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A short rest on the scree
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Under the Riga-turist pass (2A) - Jana and Jana are looking forward to the ascent
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The last breathtaking steps leading to Riga-turist pass
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A view from Riga-turist pass back to the valley of Kucerla
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A view from Riga-turist pass to the valley of Akkem
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A difficult place during the descent has been climbed without rucksacks by girls
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A view back to Riga-turist pass (2A) which we descended above the diagonal snow field
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The north face of Belucha, the highest mountain of Altaj (4506 m)
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Our Sherpas lost their self-confidence and stop here.
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The detail of the most difficult parts in the north face of Belucha
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In the most difficult part of the ascent of our mountain the angle of the slope was 50 degrees
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The highest point climbed by us - a rock under the dangerous summit overhang
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The descent of dangerous summit, facing to the slope at first
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The descent of uncomfortable summit
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A view back to the climbed ridge before the descent of the scree slope
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Our climbing path followed the scree slope on the right and the snow ridge leading to the summit
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Detail of the snow ridge and hanging glaciers in the upper part of our mountain
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A typical huge pine tree of Altaj, called "limba"
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