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Asia, Russia, Caucasus, Mountaineering Expeditions in the Soviet Union During 1933, Altai Mountains

Altai Mountains. The ascent of Belukha (5,500 m.). the highest summit of the Altai, was first attempted before the Great War. A Soviet expedition in 1932 also failed to reach the top. In 1933 the highest or East Peak was reached by a large party composed of both men and women.

The first ascent of another peak known as Tikhtu (4,200 m.), near Belukha, was also accomplished by this party.