Friday, June 17, 2011

Hike the Highest in the Urals

Four Polish students climbed or more accurately hiked to the highest mountain in the Urals', Mount Narodnaya. They have a wonderful set of photos of their winter ascent of the mount which can be viewed on their blog Cold United.

A little bit about Mount Narodnaya.  The name translates to, "The Peoples Mountain" and in Communist Russia that only makes sense.  It is 6214 feet high and is located in the northern region of the Ural Mountains.  The Ural Mountains are the dividing line between Western and Eastern Russia just as the Rockies Mountains separate the Western and Eastern United States. 

If the region is safe this looks to be a nice hike in a very beautiful region of the globe.

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