Speleological Expedition to the Karst Areas of the Ferghana Range. South of Kyrgyzstan. July – September, 2021

We invite cavers on a speleological expedition to the Fergana ridge, in the period July-September, 2021. Interested speleologists can contact us at: info@speleo.kg Only a good and experienced team of cavers will be able to explore the caves in this hard-to-reach area. The southwestern slopes of the Fergana ridge still remain mysterious to speleologists. Limestone slopes, overgrown with forest and bushes, hide caves. A large number of springs operate at the foot of the slopes. These karst areas are difficult to access. In the Tien-Shan, these places are the wettest. Continue Reading

Speleo expedition to Kozu-Baglan (foothills of the Turkestan ridge). July 2021

The expedition is scheduled for July 2021. Kozu-Baghlan is an unknown vast karst area. This karst area has never been explored by speleologists. The karst area is isolated from civilization and is located far from large population centers. This is one of the most remote karst regions in Kyrgyzstan. In 2020, we conducted a reconnaissance of the area and saw classic limestones with signs of karst processes: furrows, grottoes, niches, etc. Unfortunately, we were not able to explore the inner part of the canyon. The Kozu-Baghlan karst area is composed Continue Reading

Essay on Hodja Mumin

Salt-mountain Khoja Mumin is located in southern Tajikistan, 25 kilometers in the southwest of Kulyab. Khoja Mumin has a shape resembling a giant dome towering 900 m above surrounding plain (absolute height 1332 m). It stays visible for tens of kilometers. Because of the white salt of which the mountain is composed, it seems that the mountain is freshly covered with snow. The length of the mountain in diameter reaches 8.5 km. Together with the neighboring ridge Khoja Sartis, they belong to the largest diapirs in the world. Similar salt Continue Reading

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