Avachinskiy Pass, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

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Avachinsky is an active stratovolcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the far east of Russia. It lies within sight of the capital of Kamchatka Krai, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Together with neighboring Koryaksky volcano, it has been designated a Decade Volcano, worthy of particular study in light of its history of explosive eruptions and proximity to populated areas.Avachinsky's last eruption occurred in 2008. This eruption was tiny compared to the volcano's major Volcanic Explosivity Index 4 eruption in 1945.Geological historyAvachinsky lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire, at a point where the Pacific Plate is sliding underneath the Eurasian Plate at a rate of about 80 mm/year. A wedge of mantle material lying between the subducting Pacific Plate and the overlying Eurasian Plate is the source of dynamic volcanism over the whole Kamchatka Peninsula.The volcano is one of the most active volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula, and began erupting in the middle to late Pleistocene era. It has a horseshoe-shaped caldera, which formed 30-40,000 years ago in a major landslide which covered an area of 500 km² south of the volcano, underlying the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Reconstruction of a new cone inside the caldera occurred in two major eruption phases, 18,000 and 7,000 years ago.
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  • Avachinsky pass is a locality at the foot of the volcano of the same name. The volcano did not go, but raised on the mountain extrusion camel, which is located on the pass. Too, not just on the climb! Beautiful views of the volcanoes, the Ocean (in good weather), wonderful nature
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  • Polza_swimmer presents: "2800 meters above sea level. Back and forth. " July 8, 2016 friends suggested I make with them climbing to the volcano. Almost without thinking, I agreed when it comes up such an opportunity? To the place is easy to reach by car along the dry river, especially if you know the road. Hour and you are at the foot of the volcano, near the camp site. The landscape at the foot of the stunning: thousands of stars twinkling polar flowers, pine stlaniki Valley attached plush look. The higher the rise, the harder the climb-slag becomes larger, often sliding down the slope, interfering with walking. But feel that you are the Lord of the world, standing at the top, is worth all the difficulties along the way. From here you have a wonderful panoramic view of the city, lost somewhere at the foot of the Target volcanoes, Ocean, nalychevo Valley ... A pleasant surprise for the traveler will encounter with evrazhkoj-Kamchatka gopher. These brazen animals just waiting for that tourists pohoduyut them something tasty and sweet. But while begging you evrazhka, no fees, can be done with it good selfi, Yes! Actually talk about Avacha volcano can be infinitely long, so if someone will be interested in aspects such as properly boil at an altitude of 2400 m, what is the "Gendarmes" for that evrazhka will you love and hate at the same time a lot more, then email me and I will send you my tale, on the ascent.
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  • Last weekend I went to the Avachinskim pass at the volcano. A sea of cars ... tents ... terms of the smell of kebabs. Weather has pleased us. Although at the beginning of the rain passed. We climbed Mount camel, admired the beauty of the pass. It is a pity that because of the large clouds Avachinsky was not fully visible. and here's the Koryak opened in all its glory!
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