The Adygine research station has been built within a framework of Czech development project in 2008. During the first year of work all equipment was tested and the research program has been established step by step.
The facility and the set of equipment were handed over to the Kyrgyz government on September 18th 2009. The representatives of Kyrgyz Geoagency, Ministry of Emergency, Ala-Archa National Park and Presidential office as well as Czech Ministry of Environment and the Geomin company attanded the event.S
The press conference was organised with the participation of more than 20 jurnalists and most of Kyrgyz TV companies.
The locality is built by a glacier-moraine complex lying at an altitude of 3 400 – 4 200 m above THE sea level. The huge moraine consisting of a few generations of glacial till is about 3.5 km long. The apical part of the locality is covered by a glacier extending as far as the summit of the Kyrgyz mountain range (Kyrgyz Ala-Too).
A few types of lakes originated below the glacier’s edge in the upper part of the moraine. Altogether 22 lakes currently occur at the locality among which glacial, glacial/moraine and thermokarst lakes and lakes partly dammed by a rock bar are most common.
The research program consists of:
- Hydrological studies
- Climatological and meteorological observations
- Other investigations (geological, botanical, zoological ...)
As volunteer you will help carry
supplies and building materials up the station, partake in the
improvement of access path, assist with construction of a summer kitchen
and shelter as well as participate the research program. All the while
you will be taking in the beauty of Tien-shan absorbing the atmosphere
of high mountain environment with glaciers and alpine lakes.
After finishing the volunteer work you can participate the mountain treks in Ala-Archa and surroundings designed specially for you at a good price.
Price of volunteer program:
+ one week trek
1 week $ 270 / € 200 $ 500 / € 370
3 weeks $ 600 / € 440 $ 800 / € 590
- Airport pick up and drop off
- Transport Bishkek-Ala-Archa-Bishkek
- Half day training and information session
- Information materials
- Guide and assistance in volunteer work
- 6 days accomodation at the station or base camp
- All meals at the station
- 1 night in Bishkek guesthouse
- Entrance to Ala-Archa National Park.
- Support in booking any further travel in kyrgyzstan and/or surrounding countries
Price does not include:
- Air fare
The participant should be over 18, fit
for work at high altitudes and mountain conditions.
The participant shlould bring his own euipment (outdoor clothing and shoes, sleeping bag). Rental of equipment is possible but limited.
The insurance covered the high mountain activities is strictly required.
The program begins on Mondays starting June 28th. The term can be moved according the date of arrival to Bishkek.
The groups of 3-6 persons are invited.
Communication languages: English and Russian.
Michal Cerny: adygine @seznam.cz, in english, russian, spanish, czech
Sergei Yerokhin: erochin @list.ru, in english, russian
Ann Piersall: email@example.com, in english