The largest glacier Svaneti
• The largest glacier Svaneti
Adishi Glacier - the largest glacier Svaneti and how people write, one of the most beautiful in the Caucasus in general.
Leave Adishi ... a few minutes, and the village is already far behind.
The road leads us to the slope without any rises ... already accustomed to cross small streams along the way.
On the road met a good uncle on a horse, who gave each of us a ride. Now to me have a picture :)
A couple more hours of travel ... That glacier peeking out of the clouds ... And we need to cross the river and camp, to go to the glacier is already light.
pre-made tea. It will get warm than after the transition of ice water
Choose a suitable location where smaller, and more!
It looks simple, but it is necessary to stumble - and strong currents instantly knock down ... And they do not feel after a few seconds - Vodicka flows directly from the glacier ...
It was especially fun to go with a camera around his neck, for he suffered more than herself
When the river does not get warm, just snow. Well there we looked in shorts
Peter and iced tea for a long time
They went up a little higher, barely found a certain amount of clearing and set up tents
Two people were left in the camp, and we again went down to the river and along it went to the glacier. Weather Porto, from behind the clouds, and it almost could not be seen already.
Kamushek and algae resemble someone's Nest
The closer to the glacier - the heaps of stones all larger.
Photo on memory - for we have already started the glacier tongue - its movable part located below the snow line. This is the ice, topped with a thin layer of small pebbles.
And so Adishchala river begins - has a powerful stream directly from the ground.
Some streams are merged into one big stream in the valley.
rises steeply upwards, very slippery ... under a thin layer of pebbles huge block of clear ice ... Sometimes we had to move out for a few meters down to a more suitable path
They went up ... Then more or less smoothly.
The distance is deceptive. It seems, the glacier is already at hand ... And in fact, go at least an hour.
slowly began to improve weather, clouds began to peek through the tops of the mountains.
Some of the stones are on the small ice hills. Some cosmic landscapes
The farther away - the smaller stones and more ice.
starts dating funnel and crevices into which flows Vodicka ... bottom is not visible, slide down do not want to
Go-go, and the glacier becomes closer
But just to go on this kind of terrain - is a delight! Everything seemed to be something unreal. The scale of this icy realm just beyond words.
These little men away - and what an enormous glacier seems, if you look at it from their positions! The height of this ice wall - more than one and a half kilometers!
Everything seems to have come ... it rises directly above us ...
... and climb to the next mound - still go on and on ...
And then we were lucky to see a real avalanche ... albeit small. It collapsed a huge lump of snow hanging over the cliff. It was so fascinating spectacle that I just stood and stared with his mouth open, as long as I did not say - Take photos! And in a split second later I heard the roar - the sound was as if somewhere near collapsed multi-storey building ...
They came to himself after what he saw and moved on. Increasingly they began to come across lakes with clear water ...
Slots deeper, melt water flows stronger ... What did she color in the sun ... nothing I have not seen more transparent
Towering over us ...
Closer to the bottom of the entire surface in the form of huge hills, jagged cracks. From a distance, the glacier looked crisp white, and near here what. Then it seemed unsafe to go, and time was getting on in the evening ...
The farewell look at Adishi and it is time ago.
Down the valley of the ice.
In the camp, we were waiting for a delicious hot soup ... The last rays of the setting sun for a few seconds covered the valley, after which the temperature began to fall sharply.