Mount Narodnaya

Mount Narodnaya

Mount Narodnaya (also known as Naroda and Poznurr; Russian: Гора Наро'дная, Гора На'родная, На'рода-Из), located in the Research Range, is the highest peak of the Urals in Russia. Its elevation is . It is in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug in Tyumen Oblast, 0.5 km to east from the border of Komi Republic.

It is the highest point in European Russia outside the Caucasus. This leads to its large topographic prominence of , with key saddle being in Kazakhstan.

Narodnaya is located on the Ural mountains water divide, and therefore on the border between Europe and Asia: the Naroda river flows from south-east of the summit into Ob river in Siberia, and Kos'yu river flows from north-west of the summit into Pechora river in Europe.

The mountain is formed with quartzites and metamorphosed slates of the Proterozoic and Cambrian eras. There are some glaciers on the mountain. Also, there are sparse forests of larch and birch in deep valleys at the foot of the Mount Narodnaya. The slopes of the mountain are covered with highland tundra.

The easiest route to the summit is a technically easy hike on moderate north-west slope. Depending on snow/ice conditions, crampons may be required. The south wall of Narodnaya is steep and has not been climbed.

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  • Photos from a trek to Narodnaya

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