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Circuit around gora Konstitucija

Crossing of two passes

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Circuit around gora Konstitucija
Inserted: 06.11.2013
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This ascent is in a little bit exposed terrain and is suitable as an acclimatization ascent with the possibility to test walking in a little more difficult terrain.

Start of the trip near the bridge over t

This bridge (on the photo below) is the starting point for trips to area Мунку – Сардык (Munku – Sardyk). For most trips (Мунку – Сардык, г. Обзорная, г. Конституция – Munku – Sardyk, g.Obzornaja, g Konstitucija ) it is advisable to go by car right here (about 20 km behind Mondy) and from here walk upstream White Irkut up to the confluence with the river Мугувек (Muguvek).

Start of the trip near the bridge over t
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Base camp

The confluence of White Irkut river with Muguvek  is an example of a suitable place for a base camp – Strelka Camp. It is one of the last places where trees grow here, plus there are two main routes leading from here. More to the right along White Irkut to „Goats stone“ ( г. Обзорная, г. Конституция – g. Obzornaja, g. Konstitucija) or along the river Мугувек (Muguvek ) in the direction to Мунку – Сардык (Munku – Sardyk) and mountains in the surroundings.

Base camp
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View of the ridge from the crossroads

After the ascent along the river White Irkut to the crossroads " Goats stone' we leave on our right hand side г. Обзорную (g Obzornaja) and ahead of us there is clearly visible the ridge that we will overcome on the way to the valley behind him.

View of the ridge from the crossroads
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The ascent to the pass ИГУ (IGU)

We ascent into the pass ИГУ (IGU) (2750m.nm ) named after a group of tourists from Irkutsk University. The pass is from this view at the right side from the top. The ascent can be quite physically demanding, if there is enough snow.  Moreover, it is necessary to pay attention to the possibility of avalanches.

The ascent to the pass ИГУ (IGU)
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Pass ИГУ - IGU (2750 m asl )

There are quite nice views from the pass when looking back, but they are unfortunately limited by the ridge on which we stand. It can be seen valley of White Irkut and massif of г. Обзорной (g Obzornaja) peeks out on the right-hand side.

Pass ИГУ - IGU (2750 m asl )
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View towards пик Пограничный

To the other side of the pass is in fine weather a nice view of the valley in the direction to massif пикa Пограничного (pik Pogranicnyj). This is probably the second highest peak in the Eastern Sayan (according to the map by one meter lower than Мунку Сардык – Munku-Sardyk), which lies on the border with Mongolia. The start of the descent into the valley is relatively exposed and it is better to be secured with the rope, although the descent can be done also without it.
 

View towards пик Пограничный
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The way back

After the descent we take the left hand side and ascent towards п.26-го партсъезда (2648 m) (pass 26 partsjezda) and thus we actually bypass the top of г. Конституция (g Konstitucija ). This pass is much easier either for the ascent or the descent and we can again enjoy views of the valley of White Irkut during the descent to base camp.

The way back
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