Klyuchevskaya Sopka

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Klyuchevskaya Sopka
Klyuchevskaya Sopka in January 2007
Highest point
Elevation4,754 m (15,597 ft)
Prominence4,649 m (15,253 ft)
Ranked 13th
Isolation2,748 km (1,708 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
LocationKamchatka, Russia
Parent rangeEastern Range
Mountain typeStratovolcano (active)
Last eruption2021
First ascent1788 by Daniel Gauss and 2 others
Easiest routebasic rock/snow climb

Klyuchevskaya Sopka (Russian: Ключевская сопка; also known as Klyuchevskoi, Russian: Ключевской) is a stratovolcano, the highest mountain and the highest active volcano of Siberia. It is about 100 kilometres (60 mi) from the Bering Sea. It appeared 6,000 years ago. Its first recorded eruption occurred in 1697.[1] It was first climbed in 1788 by Daniel Gauss.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Klyuchevskoy: Eruptive History". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.
  2. Dobkin, Josef (1989), "The Living Giants of Kamchatka", The American Alpine Journal, The American Alpine Club: 104, ISBN 0-930410-39-4