Tronov Glacier (Mukan)
Nature of the Kora gorge in Dzungarian Alatau -
Glaciers in the upper reaches of the Kora Gorge, Dzungarian Alatau -
Tronov is a high-altitude glacier (Mukan Glacier), located at an altitude of 3500 meters above sea level, in the upper reaches of the famous Kora mountain gorge. The upper boundary of the glacier is located at an altitude of 3727 meters above sea level, 4.2 kilometers southeast of the Tronov glacier is the Bezsonova glacier with a length of 4.9 kilometers. 6.6 kilometers northeast of the Tronov Glacier is the Sapozhnikov Glacier with a length of 3.3 kilometers.
How to get there, visit -
The Tronov Glacier is located in the mountains of the Dzungarian Alatau, in the Eskeldinsky district of the Almaty region, in the upper reaches of the Kora Gorge at the sources of the Sheger-Bulak River.
GPS coordinates: N44°53'22" E79°22'28"
The Tronov Glacier from 1952 to 1972 became shorter by 425 meters and lost 0.26 square kilometers of its area. There are 1,369 glaciers with a total area of 1,000 square kilometers in the mountains of the Dzungarian Alatau. About 42 cubic kilometers of water have been preserved in glaciers. Glaciers occupy a high-altitude belt from 3000 meters above sea level to the crest of the ridge 4000 - 4360 meters above sea level. Atmospheric precipitation is the main source of nutrition for the glaciers of the Dzungarian Alatau. The balance of glaciers in the Dzungarian Alatau mountains has been predominantly negative over the past few decades, as evidenced by the retreat of the ends of many glaciers and the reduction of their areas in the process of global warming.
Tronov Glacier (Mukan), Kora Gorge, Dzungarian Alatau