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Plosky Tolbachik and Ostry Tolbachik volcanoes

Ostry Tolbachik VolcanoThese are 2 compound volcanoes. They includes to the Klyuchevskaya Volcano Group as one massif. These volcanoes are on the south. Plosky Tolbachik (3085m) is active. Ostry Tolbachik is higher -3682m. They match their names. The sharp top of one rises above flat top of other. Ostry Tolbachik is for experienced mountaineers only. West volcano's slopes look like stone congealed lava constructions with black jags. North and west slopes are covered with glaciers. Ascending to Plosky Tolbachik is easier. Usually the ascent goes from south or south-east. Trekking begin from 1000m high. There is no steep slopes and dangerous glaciers. The top looks like mountain plateau. The ejections of Plosky Tolbachik are not often. It was noted only 10 ejections. After the great Tolbachik fissure eruption of  1975-76 a summit caldera about 400m deep and 1800m wide was formed.

 

 

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