Subpolar Ural and Polar Ural

img22Subpolar Ural and Polar Ural. The Polar Ural stretches to the sources of the Khulga River in the Far North, and to the Shchugor River – Ural Subpolarny. The northern regions of the mountains are characterized by an alpine relief. The peaks are in the form of rock spiers or, in contrast, they are flat ridges with steep slopes. Hard play and turns are often lost in the clouds. Post-glacial mountain lakes and U-shaped valleys add to the beauty of wild nature. The highest peak is located in this part of the Urals – Folk (1895 m n.p.m.). The area was completely covered with ice during the Pleistocene glaciations. To this day, you can find small glaciers resting all year round in mountain gullies (total area 29 km2). The Polar and Subpolar Urals belong to the circumpolar climate zone, with low annual temperatures. In July you can expect from 5 ° C in the north to 10 ° C in the south. In winter, temperatures drop as low as -30 ° C, Strong winds are blowing too. Blizzards and blizzards often occur. There is snow almost all year round. Winter night, illuminated by the northern lights, lasts two months, while in summer the sun does not set for a month. Only the top layer of the soil thaws during the warm season, the ice lies deeper (permafrost).