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Cherskiy mountain

Cherskiy mountain is the highest point of Baikalskiy mountain rigde. It was called so in the memory of genius scientist Ivan Dementievich Cherskiy (1845-1892) which made a valuable contribution to exploration of Siberia, as well as Baikal Lake. In his youth he participated in Polish revolt and was exiled to Siberia. The height of the mountain is 2588 meters. To ascent this mountain is considered prestigious for both mountain tourists as well as experienced alpinists and mountaineers. The route to the top is the only 2B category of difficulty in the northern Baikal territory. Frequent weather changes are significant for this region thus bringing additional difficulties to the process of ascending. The first people who reached the top were land surveyors in 1961. The first sportive ascending to the top was in 1975. Now there is a trigonometric post and stone tower, where according to the tradition people who climbed to the top put notes about their ascension. The route to the top starts from Kotelnikovskiy cape. At first the route goes along the left bank of Kurkula river. In the area of Vodopadniy stream one may meet several very wide cedar trees, as well as relict cottonwood. This place is called country of waterfalls because of the great number of waterfalls around this area.
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