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Russia : Respublika Altay

9.0 km (5.6 miles) N of Kokorya, Respublika Altay, Russia
Approx. altitude: 2379 m (7805 ft)
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Antipode: 50°S 91°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: Access road from Kosh-Agach with permit warning #3: Two GPS readings confirming Confluence #4: Pictures of Hans (left) and Ernst (right) with stoneman on Confluence between them #5: Hans hiking to the confluence

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  50°N 89°E (visit #4) (secondary, incomplete) 

#1: General area near the confluence

(visited by hans steuten and Ernst Menten)

11-Aug-2013 – We were on our way to the border crossing at Tsaganur to enter Mongolia, but arrived on Saturday around 8 pm and found it closed until Monday morning.

We camped at Tashanta and, inspired by Hans' friends Rick and Ineke, decided to use the Sunday to go to the confluence at 50°N 89°E. We drove in our 1200 cc 2 wheel drive Opel Agila from Kosh-Agaсh roughly to the West to within about 5 km of the confluence point. You have to drive through an area that, according to a sign along the access road, requires a permit. We parked the car and started hiking up through quite a nice landscape. We initially used a path (passable by a 4x4) leading up to an enclosure and camels near (outside) it. From this enclosure there is no road or path leading to the confluence but the terrain is reasonably accessible afoot!

After arriving at the confluence point we built a small stoneman and took pictures, including one of the GPS reading confirming 50°N 89°E. There were no visible markings at the confluence when we were there, but there were (fresh?) car tracks showing in the grass coming from the opposite side (from the East).

Coordinator's Note: Unfortunately the visitor has not at least two required photos of and/or from the confluence point, so this visit is classified as incomplete.


 All pictures
#1: General area near the confluence
#2: Access road from Kosh-Agach with permit warning
#3: Two GPS readings confirming Confluence
#4: Pictures of Hans (left) and Ernst (right) with stoneman on Confluence between them
#5: Hans hiking to the confluence
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