Speleo-ecological expedition in Tuya-Muyn -2020

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Speleo-biological expedition to Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan -2020. Expedition dates from August 14 to August 27. Dates are not fixed and may change.

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Speleological expedition to the karst areas of the Ferghana Range. First half of September

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Expedition to the limestone region of Tacta-Boz. First half of august

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Speleo-ecological expedition in Tuya-Muyn -2020

Speleo-biological expedition to Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan -2020. Expedition dates from August 14 ...

Speleological expedition to the karst areas of the Ferghana Range. ...

Expedition to the limestone region of Tacta-Boz. First half of ...

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BATS OF TRANSBOUNDARY TERRITORIES OF CENTRAL ASIA

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INSIDE-GLACIAL DRAINAGE OF ENILCHEK

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Speleological expedition to the karst areas of the Ferghana Range. First half of September

The southwestern slopes of the Ferghana Range have always been and remain mysterious for cavers. These limestone slopes of the ridge, overgrown with forest and shrubs, hide the caves. On the slopes there are a large number of springs. In the Tien Shan, these places are the most moist. The greatest amount of precipitation falls here – about 900-1000 mm per year. Local residents have long been talking about the caves that they saw in different gorges. Our goal, in 2020, to explore some karst areas available for cars and Continue Reading

Expedition to the limestone region of Tacta-Boz. First half of august

First half of august The Takta-Boz mountain range is fully composed of Carboniferous (C) and Devonian (D) limestones. Limestones represent a massif with many tectonic faults. The length of the mountain range is more than 50 km. The ridge lies between the Ferghana Valley and the Turkestan mountain range. From geological point of view, it refers to the Southern Tien-Shan tectonic system. The ridge enveloped by acutely continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. Though the ridge is surrounded by desert landscapes, it is a large accumulator of moisture 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

Expedition to the “Kumysh” karst plateau. First half of july

The southwestern slopes of the Ferghana Range have always been and remain mysterious for cavers. These limestone slopes of the ridge, overgrown with forest and shrubs, hide the caves. On the slopes there are a large number of springs. In the Tien Shan, these places are the most moist. The greatest amount of precipitation falls here – about 900-1000 mm per year. Local residents have long been talking about the caves that they saw in different gorges. Our goal, in 2020, to explore some karst areas available for cars and Continue Reading

Speleological expedition to Baysun-Tau (Uzbekistan). First half of august

Speleological expedition to Baysun-Tau  First half of august Baysyn-Tau expedition 2019 The deepest caves of Asia are concentrated here on Baysun-Tau mountain range. One of the grand Baysun-Tau ranges, Khoja-Gur-Gur-Ata ridge, rises above the surrounding landscape and  scarce alpine villages more than 3600 m. It stretches for  more than 100 km from the southwest to the northeast. Tectonic processes lifted  limestone stratum above 3500 m height above sea level, forming an extensive inclined plateau in the northwest, which ends in the southeast with a almost 500 m high cliff, which Continue Reading

Speleological expedition to the salt caves of southern Tajikistan. Second half of September

Speleological expedition to the salt caves of southern Tajikistan. Second half of September If you are in doubt about participation in the expedition to Tajikistan, you should read this short note. 20 years ago, the country experienced stress and political instability as a result of civil war consequences. Europeans and people of neighboring countries were cautious about going to central Tajikistan and to its highland eastern part – the Pamirs. But the situation has changed now. Nowadays Tajikistan is a rapidly developing country. Recent 10 years, tourism, economics, science and Continue Reading

Speleological expedition to Baralday (Kazakhstan). Second half of June

Speleological expedition to Baralday  Second half of June The Baralday karst region is in southern Kazakhstan in the bordering zone with Uzbekistan. The Baralday mountain range makes southern tip of the Karatau mountain range. The absolute height is 1813 m (Bokeytau). The length of the ridge from the northwest to the southeast is 70 km, the width in western part is 25-30 km, and in southeastern part 5-7 km. Surfaces of the mountains are aligned in the form of wide plateaus. There make their starts Boraldai and Kırshykty rivers. The Continue Reading

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