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  Rafting on the Katun River in Siberia
The river runs 688 km from its source on the Mount Belukha (14,770 feet) glaciers and cuts through mountains, taiga, and meadows of high grass and flowers.
The Katun' rafting run is a high water journey similar to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado.
The river shows its power even before the major rapids: it is very fast and waves are covering the entire width of this huge river.
www.raftsiberia.com /trips/katun.html   (621 words)

  Encyclopedia: Katun River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Katun River (Катунь in Russian) is a river in the Altai Krai in Russia.
The Katun River is 688 km long, the area of its basin is 60,900 sq km.
The Biya River (Бия in Russian) is a river in the Altai Krai in Russia.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Katun-River   (404 words)

 Ob River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
southwest of Biysk in Altai Krai, by the confluence of the Biya and the Katun.
The river splits up into more than one arm, especially after joining the large river Irtysh in 69° E. Originating in China, Irtysh is actually longer than Ob to their confluence.
From the river-head of Irtysh to the mouth of Ob, the Ob-Irtysh river flow is the longest in Russia at 5410 km.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ob_River   (469 words)

One of Siberia's vital rivers, the Katun, flows from the heights of the central Altai Mountains.
The Katun River is often cloaked in fog at dawn.
The initial territory of the zapovednik was appointed as the core (strictly protected area) of the reserve, and the buffer zone as the buffer of the core.
www.wild-russia.org /bioregion9/9-katunski.htm   (2246 words)

 Biya -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Biya River (Бия in (A native or inhabitant of Russia) Russian) is a (A large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)) river in the (additional info and facts about Altai Krai) Altai Krai in (A federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state) Russia.
It forms the (A major river of western Siberia; flows generally northward and westward to the Gulf of Ob and the Kara Sea) Ob River as it joins the (additional info and facts about Katun River) Katun River.
The river freezes up in the mid- or late November - early December (some parts of the river freeze over on a year-to-year basis).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bi/biya.htm   (157 words)

 Rafting the Katun River in Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
He'll be rafting the Class IV Katun River and is taking reservations for his rafting company, RaftSiberia which runs the river of Russia and Central Asia.
The Katun is one of the biggest rivers of the Altai Mountains, which are considered the "pearl" of Siberia.
The Katun was the first river explored by western rafting enthusiasts and one of the most commonly run rivers in the Altai so there are many stories about this run.
www.echotrips.com /international/katun.html   (370 words)

 Katun river at Altay mountains, Russia -- WayToRussia.Net
Katun is not very wide: closer to Gorno-Altaysk it is just 20-30 meters wide and up towards the stream it may be 50 meters wide.
The stream in the river is quite strong, but it is possible to walk in at some places and swim a little bit, especially that the water during summer is not very cold.
Katun river is very easily accessible and is impossible to miss if you go to Altay.
www.waytorussia.net /Altay/Katun.html   (1220 words)

It extends from the river Irtysh and the Dzungarian depression (46°-47° N) northwards to the Trans-Siberian railway and to the Sayan Mountains.
From a grotto in this glacier bursts tumultuously the Katun river.
The middle and lower parts of the Bukhtarma valley have been colonized since the 18th century by runaway Russian peasants - serfs and religious nonconformists (Raskolniks) - who created there a free republic on Chinese territory; and after this part of the valley was annexed to Russia in 1869, it was rapidly colonized.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/a/al/altai.html   (1066 words)

 Extreme Point. Rafting on the river Katun
Katun flows in deep canyons with high terraces; frequently it is compared with famous Grand - Canyon in America.
The character of the river varies on all its length, from the typically mountain river, with the large fall and complex rapids up to plain, running slowly and majestically.
The rafting on the river is accessible to the people without special physical conditions.
www.extreme.gorny.ru /tour7_eng.html   (317 words)

 River Rafting Trips and Expedition on the Chuya River in Russia
The weather is usually good during the river rafting season, with air temperatures around 25 degrees centigrade (83 F), and water temperatures around 11 to 14 degrees centigrade.
The Chuya and Lower Katun' were among the first rivers explored by Western river rafting groups in the former Soviet Union.
Rafting down the Lower Katun' River with famous Class IV to IV+ rapids "Shabash" and "Tel'decpen." Day 7 is a lay-over day with a real Russian river sauna.
www.raftsiberia.com /trips/chuya.html   (431 words)

 Team Gorky Adventure Travel Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Chuya River whitewater rafting is rated as a Class III-V. The route is intended for those craving sharper sensations while rafting, although people without special training can also handle it.
Chuya is a right-hand tributary of Katun River.
Katun means "princess" in the Altai language, and it is the most regal and beautiful of all the Altai rivers.
www.teamgorky.ru /2005/en/chuyakat.html   (842 words)

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The lake is situated on an ancient terrace on the right shore of the River Katun.
The level of the lake is higher than the river by 88 m, with an absolute height of 423 m.
River Katun is originating in the Katun glacier of legendary Mt. Belukha (4506 meters, 14,783 feet) the highest peak of Altai Mountains.
iae.nsk.su /~ares/index_e.cgi?xAction=showConf   (515 words)

 Travel company "Serp & K"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The name of this tourist resort speaks for itself, It is situated on the bank of the river Katun not far from the village of Barangol.
The cozy little "Katun Crown" provides housing for 60 people, including small tower-houses and peculiar bungalows, from the balconies of which there is a bewitching view of the boiling mountain river.
The resort is surprisingly quiet, situated amidst genuine Altay scenery: the Katun river to one side and the mighty mountain, to the other.
www.serp-k.ru /english/rustour/a7.shtml   (186 words)

 Lake Teletskoye - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
About 70 rivers and 150 temporary streams flow into the lake, the largest of them, Tchulyshman River, supplying more than half of the lake's water.
The lake is drained through a single outlet, the Biya River, which, after its confluence with Katun River, forms one of Siberia's largest rivers, the Ob River.
That reserve along with the Katun Natural reserve near mountain Belukha and Ukok Plateau Nature Refuge were listed as one of UNESCO World Nature Heritage Sites under name "Golden Mountains of Altai".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lake_Teletskoye   (211 words)

 Altai trekking:: Trekking and tours in Siberia, Siberia trekking, Trekking in Siberia, New Destination to Russia, ...
This is a wonderful opportunity to observe practically all climatic zones of Altai: pine / deciduous forests, which form a narrow line along the Katun river valley, meadows with various herbs and flowers, taiga forests, Mongolian-type dead-wood forests of the Kuray hollow and snow and ice covered deserts of high mountain peaks.
The river is a special world, created by wonder-working force of a nature, and rafting is a way to test and understand it.
Rafting from the confluence of the Katun and Yaloman river.
www.nepalpathfinder.com /altai.php   (1001 words)

 River Rafting and Kayaking in Russia and Siberia
River Rafting and Kayaking in Russia and Siberia
Several years ago these western river rafters and kayakers took their first rafting trips down some of the spectacular rivers in Russia.
We have been running and managing river rafting operations in the United States for over ten years, and we bring the American river rafting style to Russian rivers.
www.raftsiberia.com   (507 words)

 Orienteering / Тours and adventures / Trekkings in Altay and East Kazakhstan region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Hiking upwards the Orochagan river to the mountain pass.
The beginning of the route along the Katun River up to the river Top Kurgan and further to the camp.Overnight in tents.
Across the pass we reach the White Berel River (15km) and camp on the bank at the bridge across the river.
lik.ukg.kz /Apoc/Tours/tours_TrekkingsEng.htm   (931 words)

 Rafting and Kayaking on the Upper Katun River of Siberia
Rafting and Kayaking on the Upper Katun River of Siberia
The Katun’ River doubles its volume after its confluence with the Chuya River and we will soon be on Lower Katun'.
We are now rafting down the Lower Katun’ and will run many class IV rapids including ‘The pipe of Kadrinsk’ (Kadrinskaya Truba) and ‘Shabash’ with incredible whirlpools and pillows.
www.raftsiberia.com /trips/upper-katun.html   (652 words)

 Altai travels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
After five hours of a way we are unloaded on the left bank of Katun river.
The currents of the katun river flow very rapidly on the bottom, though it can be even more so dangerous in the high mountains.
Constant calming noise of the river, sensation remoteness from a civilization and unity with a nature allows to us leave behind all urban problems, before exciting us.
trip.altailand.ru /list.php?lang=1&topic=4&page=0   (374 words)

 Туристское агентство "М-тур"
You`ll pass the night in tents in the cosy and picturesque place near the Turgunda river, not far from its entering to the Katun river.
The Katun river is very heady and unpredictable there, it descends into the deep gorge - "Ak-Kemskiy proriv".
Night, not far from the Argut river`s mouth, on the bank of the Katun river that became calm outside the gorge.
www.lmg.ru /m-tur/eng/altay3.shtml   (902 words)

 R9Z DXpedition on the Katun river
To be alloyed on the river Katun dream each starting water tourist, and for the radio amateur to work special call sign, moreover from poorly introduced in a Air of a zone UA9Z, too is honorary and it is interesting.
Per the second day is committed a campaign on the river Argut up to a threshold of "Atlant": the beautiful nature, there are a lot of baccas, the truth hinders an incessant rain.
In a foam hole in the middle rivers, left forward catamaran with Leo and Boris by the operator TV, was unexpectedly inverted.
www.qsl.net /ua9ugn/R9Z_DXpedition/r9z_dxpedition.html   (1986 words)

 Pacific Environment : Katun Dam: Old problems, new solutions
Planned large hydroelectric dams, especially on the Katun River, continue to threaten the overall environment and sustainable development of Republic of Altai and Altai Krai.
The required reservoir would flood 770 hectares of land, destroy 3 bridges across the Katun River, several roads, dozens of archaeological monuments, and remove a large portion of land from the “commons” used by local residents.
Current project documents for the Katun Dam threaten the possibility that the dam would be raised to 150 meters or that a cascading series of dams along the Katun River would be needed.
www.pacificenvironment.org /article.php?id=245   (1194 words)

 Altai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The middle and lower parts of the Bukhtarma valley have been colonized since the i8th century by runaway Russian peasants-serfs and nonconformists (Raskolniks)-who created there a free republic on Chinese territory; and after this part of the valley was annexed to Russia in 1869, it was rapidly colonized.
The shores of the lake- reminding a visitor somewhat of the Swiss lake of Lucerne rise almost sheer to over 6000 ft. and are too wild to accommodate a numerous population.
The Kuznetsk Ala-tau range, on the left bank of the Abakan, runs north-east into the government of Yeniseisk, while a complexus of imperfectly mapped mountains (Chukchut, Salair, Abakan) fills up the country northwards towards the Trans-Siberian railway and westwards towards the Ob.
www.findword.org /al/altai.html   (1263 words)

 STA - Novosibirsk. Adventure Tours. Rafting.
The Chuja River (the right confluent of the Katun river) is slalom river, rapids are technically difficult; the Katun River is the main water-way of Altai that amazes with its beauty and rapid’s power.
Rafting along the Katun River to the Shabash Rapid.
The tour is going by the middle of the Katun River – the main artery of Altai Republic.
www.sibtravel.com /eng/altaye/act/rafting/index.php   (329 words)

 Extreme Point. Rafting on the river Katun (Tungur - Chemal).
Rafting on the river Katun (Tungur - Chemal).
This route is a longer variant of a classical rafting on Katun.
You will go by the legendary Chuisky H ighway, see Seminsky pass (2009 m.), Chike-Taman pass and visit the places where N. Roerich was staying.
www.extreme.gorny.ru /tour8_eng.html   (247 words)

Farther we ford the Katun River and cover first 4 km to the Verkhny Kuragan River (Upper Mound) and then 3.5km along its left tributary to camping.
After the pass we progress along the river, which runs first in alpine meadows, then in wild taiga and it has a number of waterfalls.
The lakeside is thickly forested and consists of the main and a small lake, at the confluence of which we pitch camp to stay the night.
altai-es.ukg.kz /en/a1_1.htm   (1169 words)

 Katun on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Sun Microsystems servers selected as part of Katun Corporation's multi-million dollar, enterprise-wide ERP solution; Chosen over IBM and HP, Sun's products and services designed to lower IT management costs.
Katun Corporation Named 2004 Logility John Hewson Award Winner; Streamlined global sales and operations planning process, improved forecast accuracy, reduced inventory investment.
Katun Corporation Announces Strategic Partnership With Leading Equity Investment Firms; Transaction Places Katun, Leading Copier Parts Supplier, and Parts Now!, Leading Printer Parts Supplier, Under a Single Holding...
www.encyclopedia.com /html/K/Katun.asp   (327 words)

 Articles - Altay Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Altai (in Turkic Alytau or Altay means Al(gold) and tau(mount), in Mongolian Altain-ula, the "Mountains of Gold") is a term used in Asiatic geography with various significations in reference to the mountainous area where Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan come together and where the great rivers Irtysh and Ob have their source.
On the northern side of the range which separates the upper Bukhtarma from the upper Katun is the Katun glacier, which after two ice-falls widens out to 700 to 900 metres.
The middle and lower parts of the Bukhtarma valley have been colonized since the 18th century by runaway Russian peasants - serfs and religious schismatics (Raskolniks) - who created there a free republic on Chinese territory; and after this part of the valley was annexed to Russia in 1869, it was rapidly colonized.
www.fanice.com /articles/Altai_Mountains   (1218 words)

 PAC Group - Tourism in Russia - Tours in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Golden Ring,Russian North, Karelia, Urals, Baikal, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Tyungur village -the Kutcherla River - Tekelyushka brook.
The path goes along the gorge, then along the Kutcherla River, which is one of the most beautiful rivers of Altai.
Having spent the night by the Katun river the group continues along the river`s left bank - and what a splendid site it is! Altai`s austere beauty reveals itself anew around each turn of the river.
www.pac.ru /incoming/tours?tid=15&rid=10   (1738 words)

 Katun National Park proposal
Katun National Park (KNP) is proposed to be created in Central Altai, in the headwaters region of the Katun river.
The Katun river begins at Mount Belukha (4506 meters), the highest peak of Siberia and the second highest in Russia.
The mountain and its flanks are covered with large glaciers (with a total area of 283.1 square kilometers), which are powerful generators of clean air and water for the Altai and all of Siberia.
www.wildrockies.org /ActivOrg/Altai/knp/knp_eng.html   (1251 words)

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