the Degree Confluence Project

Kazakhstan : Almaty

27.4 km (17.0 miles) ENE of Kak Taylyak-Dyuzgun, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Approx. altitude: 351 m (1151 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 46°S 104°W

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View of the Point #3: GPS #4: View to the East #5: View to the South #6: View to the West #7: View to the North #8: View around #9: Visitors

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#1: The spot

(visited by Oleg Grishin, Nikolay Bykov, Tair Chanirov and Dmitry Izmailov)

English narrative

Рассказ по-русски

06-Aug-2005 -- 6-го августа 2005 13.50 местного времени. В 14-ти километрах от развалин городища Карамерген свернули на заброшенную дорогу на колодец Жиукли. Дорога растворилась через несколько километров в саксаульнике. Далее ехали по бездорожью и резали резину на машинах. Через 32 км вынуждены были ехать через барханы 10-20 метровой высоты. Барханы поросли редким саксаулом и кустарником, песок в конце лета сухой и рыхлый. Много нор сусликов и песчанок. 18.50 вышли на точку CP N46E76. Сделали все необходимые процедуры, оставили записку в бутылке и начали пробиваться обратно. Выбрали направление на поселок Береке. Обратный путь осложнялся более крутыми склонами барханов со стороны точки и приходилось по нескольку раз штурмовать один и тот же бархан. Постоянно приходилось включать все блокировки и пользоваться лебедками. 7-го августа в 14.00 вышли на Береке.

Разработка маршрута и навигация - Dmitry Izmailov,
Штурман - Nikolay Bykov,
Водители - Oleg Grishin и Dmitry Izmailov,
Подготовка машин - Nikolay Bykov и Oleg Grishin,
Хозяйственная часть, питание и выспался за всех - Tair Chanirov.

English narrative

06-Aug-2005 -- On August 6th 2005, at 1:50PM local time, 14 kilometers from the ruins of Karamergen, we have turned on a deserted road leading to the well Jiykly. The road disappeared after several kilometers through desert saxaul trees. We continued further on bad roads and cut the car's tires about a saxaul. Through 32 kms we have been compelled to go through sand dunes of 10-20 meter heights. The sand dunes had become overgrown with rare saxaul and bushes, the sand at the end of summer was dry and crumbly. There were many holes of ground squirrels and desert mice. At 6:50PM we reached the CP N46E76. We completed all necessary procedures, left a note in a bottle and headed back. The direction towards the settlement Bereke was chosen. The way back was complicated by more abrupt slopes of dunes on the side of the point and it was necessary to storm the same sand dune several times. Constantly it was necessary to include all blocking and to use the winch. On the 7th of August at 2:00PM we arrived in Bereke.

Development of the route and navigation - Dmitry Izmailov,
The navigator - Nikolay Bykov,
Drivers - Oleg Grishin and Dmitry Izmailov,
Preparation of machines - Nikolay Bykov and Oleg Grishin,
Economic part, and dining and lodging for all - Tair Chanirov

 All pictures
#1: The spot
#2: View of the Point
#3: GPS
#4: View to the East
#5: View to the South
#6: View to the West
#7: View to the North
#8: View around
#9: Visitors
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