Kyrgyz Alpine Club UAAA
Tien-Shan and Pamir Glacier cleaning project
Environmental disaster on the largest glaciers of Kyrgyzstan in the Tien-Shan and Pamir Kyrgyzstan is a small country in the heart of the Eurasian continent, on area of 199 000 km², and 95% of it is covered by mountains of the Tien-Shan and Pamir. There are about 8000 large and small glaciers in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. They occupy about 4% of the country, which is about 8.1 thousand sq km. These glaciers store about 590 km³ of ice. The locations of glaciers are very popular destinations among mountain fans - mountaineers, climbers, trekkers and various tourists.
There are several popular mountain regions where number of visitors is growing every year. These areas are where the summits of above 7 000 m are located: