Alexander Alexandrovich Krubera
One of the greatest journeys in our story on Karabi-jajlu, plateau, occupying first place in the Crimea in its area of over 120 square kilometers. The word “Yayla” comes from the Turkic “dzhiylyau” which means mountain pasture. The average height of the plateau-Karabakh – about 1,000 meters. At the bottom of the valleys of its separate, often steep, slopes, and around, stretch for miles Crimean landscapes. When the weather is here clearly visible rock Ak-Kaya. In the southern part of the plateau is a ridge Tau, with the eponymous peak, whose height is 1220 meters. Sometimes get stuck here by floating clouds, this time on Karabi can see fantastic pictures of shocking.
When heavy rain clouds descend below the board, you feel a sort of alpine Robinson, which fell onto the stone island in the middle of the vast sea of clouds. Can a thousand times while on vacation in the Crimea, to visit Karabakh and while not even imagine how awesome is the plateau from the air. This is a must see at least once, what would remember for a lifetime. Here Karabakh, a small, but fairly flat section of the Great Patriotic War was partisan base. Transport planes brought in defenders weapons, food, equipment, and took with him to the “mainland” of wounded soldiers. Almost the entire surface of the plateau dotted with countless sinkholes, large and small, deep and not very smooth and thickly overgrown with shrubs.
Individual craters have continued in the form of caves, mines and wells, some of them go to a depth of several hundred meters, hiding in the depths of Mountain fabulous treasures of the underworld. To date, there are about Karabi two hundred and fifty caverns. The depth of the mine “Soldier” – 500 meters – this is the deepest mine in Ukraine. Cave “Big Guzluk “- record the number of accumulated ice in it, it’s kind of a natural refrigerator, at any time of year the temperature is kept around 0, and inside the ice – not melting for decades (for reference – the weather in Crimea). Krubera Cave – one of the most popular among professional and amateur cavers, it begins a vertical well and sorokametrovym divides into two opposite twisting motion. Named in the cave after the first researcher of the Crimean karst professor geographer Alexander Alexandrovich Krubera. Its unique monograph of the karst area of the mountain area “, released in 1915, was the first scientific work of this kind on the peninsula. Here you will find a full range of exotic cave, well, itself an unforgettable experience: the high halls and narrow tunnels, stone and centuries-old lace sinters, brittle quartzite karollity and blotches, miniature lake and singing stalactites. Magic Kingdom singing of peace and eternal rest. Even here, in complete darkness live creatures, not unlike to any other, it’s tiny, no more than a centimeter, the cave spider and very very petite, with a pinhead, a snail, with a totally transparent house. Many still have interesting things on the plateau, but more on that in the next story, and while you can explore the map of Crimea. Source material “Extreme Travel to Crimea.