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Grumm-Grzhimaylo Glacier

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Hidden : 07/29/2010
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Grumm-Grzhimaylo Glacier

The upper part of the Grumm-Grzhimaylo Glacier.
On the left side you can see Pik Grina, on the rigt side the slope of Pik Revolutsii.
Photo taken from 6000 m

Grumm-Grzhimaylo is the second-largest gracier of Pamir. His length is 25 kilometers.

The glacier got his name after a Russian entomologist and discoverer Grigory Yefimovich Grumm-Grzhimaylo (1860-1936, see link 1 or link 2).

The beginnig of Grumm-Grzhimaylo glacier is at approx. 5600 meters between Pik Grina (6502m - see photo) and the highest mountain in the neighbourhood - Pik revolutsii (6974m - see photo).

The end of the glacier is at 3500 meters (see photo) near the valley of the river Tanymas. (see photo)

To get the cache you have to start from the road from Karakoul to Goudara - see coordinates of the Trailhead (N 38° 39.919 E 072° 47.069). To Karakoul you can come from the north form Kyrgyzstan (Sary-Tash) or from the south via Khorog - Murgab. To Goudara it is possible to come throught the Bartang valley from Rushon.

You have to pass the Tanymas valley and then go up on the moraines at the right side of the glacier. The hike is not extremely difficult, but it is long (appox. 35 km) and you have to cross few rivers including Tanymas.

It is not necessary to move on the glacier! It is much more easy to come to this place beside the glacier, as shown on the picture.

You can find more informations (coordinates of other usefull waypoints etc.) about the way to the cache on the web of our expedition.

The aim of the cache is show you beatifull mountains and this large glacier. It is not difficult to find the box, but you are in the mountains and so it is not quite easy to come to the place of the cache. Because of this facts is the terrain-rating set to 5 and the difficulty set to 1.5.
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