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22:55 | Jul 26 | 2013

Nature Park “Momsky”

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Nature Park “Momsky” (Aan Aiylga) is located in the eastern part of the Momo-Selennyakh depression and covers an area of ​​the upper part of the Moma River basin, including Buordakhsky massif and Mount Pobeda (3003 m). Its total area is 4577.6 thousand hectares. The park territory is a place which is densely inhabited by northern Yakuts and one of the small-numbered ethnic groups in the Arctic – the Evens.

Everyone who visits the park “Momsky” can understand what the Far North is and how its severe nature is unique and sometimes fancy. There is an icefield “Ulakhan-Taryn” in the park which is the largest of the known icings not only in Russia but also in the world. According to the cadastre, its area is 112 square kilometers; its average thickness is about 2 meters while its maximum thickness is up to 5-6 meters. The area of the icefield is equal to the area of the most continuous glacier of the Alps which is inferior to the longest glacier of Asia - Mabuza (the Pamirs). Momsky icefield is an excellent and interesting object for athletes-tourists from the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia and other countries.

Marble Mountain is a deposit of marble “Solnechnoe” on the right bank of the Tirekhtyakh River in the axial region of the ridge Ulakhan Chistay. Marble thickness is found in the core of a large anticline. The rocks have a beautiful snow-white and pale pink color with a warm flesh tone. One of the main features of the marble and its color is their unique ability to show through to a depth of 2 to 6-7 cm.

Another place of interest is Peak of Victory (3147 m) - the highest point in the north-east of Siberia. In addition, one can see Balagan-Taas volcano, high-mountain massifs in the park and drink water from the mineral springs. Flora and fauna of the place are rich and diverse. There are over 25 species of mammals (11 of them are game ones) on its territory:

Game mammals: sable, ermine, squirrel, rabbit, hare, muskrat;

Even-hoofed mammals: moose, bighorn sheep, wild deer;

Predators: wolf, brown bear, fox, wolverine, lynx.

There about 20 species of fish - grayling, goldilocks, pike, dace, sucker, burbot, perch - in the rivers and lakes of the park and the reserve. Some specimens of white salmon, broad whitefish and cisco run here. The lakes of the park contain carp and peled.