Gorely Volcano, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

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Gorely is a volcano located in the southern part of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. It consists of five overlapping stratovolcanoes and is one of the most active in southern Kamchatka. Gorely is a large, long-lived shield-type volcano that is currently in an eruptive phase. Prior eruptions occurred in 1980-81 and 1984-86.Several complexes compose the overall volcanic structure: - ancient Pra-Gorely volcano which measures 20–25 km in diameter; - a 12 km diameter caldera; - thick stratum of ignimbrites totaling a volume of 100 km3; - post-caldera eruption cinder cones; - modern edifice – “Young Gorely” composed of three large superimposed cones and 11 associated craters forming a NW-SE trending intra-caldera ridgeline; - a complex of 40 modern subsidiary cones on the slopes of “Young Gorely”.In 2010, activity began to increase, suggesting the Volcano was waking up. The Aviation Color Code has been raised to Yellow, and a new vent has been discovered on the inner South east wall of the crater
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  • I think that it's an easy climb to the volcano. I do not recommend very obese people or people with poor health. Of equipment need lightweight running shoes with hard soles, ski stick or two and light windbreaker to dress her in a cold snap when approaching the top, and a little water to quench your thirst. With the slow pace of climbing will not cause much discomfort, if tired it is best to stop and restore breathing. At the slope you can climb already finished the trail. Slope first cool, then gently sloping, then cool again closer to the top. At the very top of the beautiful views of the crater of the volcano with a blue acid Lake, the proximity of flying clouds and volcanoes. The volcano is alive and will not prevent precautions, just protect the force. At the top of the strong cold wind here and useful windbreaker or jacket. The descent is a bit complicated for a beginner because the legs are almost not feel. Just take your time when descending, sharp rocks, look for a place to put your feet and look under your feet. Recommend climbing along with the instructor and not alone. Weather for lifting must be nice and sunny.
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  • A picturesque place to relax in summer and winter. Summer-unspoiled wilderness, there are berries, mashrooms. In contrast to the delightful greenery-glaciers and snowfields on the slopes of volcanoes, delightful beauty, power and charm which require separately held in these places leave. And all this magic is almost within walking distance of the city. PS. Scale of assessment is too small.
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  • Black ash and hardened lava. more than a dozen caves. in one of them, the biggest, with a flat, covered with ice and the perfect acoustics for concerts annually. impressions unforgettable! And if more and climb to the top ... UH .... How nice!
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