Ala-Archa gorge

Ala-Archa. View from Korona hut.
Ala-Archa. Start to climb Korona peak.
Ala-Archa. Climbing the Korona peak. Snow slope.
Ala-Archa. Climbing the Korona peak. Snow slope.
Ala-Archa. Climbing the Korona peak. Snow slope.
...but great views are guaranteed! The climbing of Korea peak starts in early morning from the Korona Hut.. The slopes of Korona peak are moderate steep, 1st snow and neve, then ice (use fixed rope as seen on foto!) and finally- very steep rocks a bit covered with ice. Climbing the snow slope of Korona peak.
Ala-Archa. Climbing the Korona peak. Snow slope. Ala-Archa. Climbing the Korona peak. Snow and neve slope. Ala-Archa. Climbing the Korona peak. Snow and neve slope. Fixed rope. Ala-Archa. Climbing the Korona peak. Snow and neve slope. Korona col. Ala-Archa. Climbing the Korona peak. Snow and neve slope. Korona col. Fixed rope.
Nikolay Gonenko on the snow slope of Korona peak. The slopes are becoming steeper, snow is changing with neve and ice (accompanied with the crevasses!)- so, use belaying is good idea. The upper part of the neve slope of Korona peak leds to the nuber of cols in betweemn of Korona's Towers. The further climbing is mostly rocky and very steep (up to vertikal and more!) >>
         
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