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.