Mountaineering: Volcanoes of Kamchatka

Tolbachik (3682 m; 3085 m)

Tolbachik is one of the higher volcanoes in central Kamchatka. It actually has two peaks: Ostry Tolbachik (3682 m) and the crater rim Plosky Tolbachik (3085 m). The area around Tolbachik is covered by a huge ashfield and there are a series of younger ash cones which have been very active in the 1970s.

Panorama view from Tolbachik crater rim. The crater is about 150 m deep.

Ostry Tolbachik in clouds.

Ashfields around Tolbachik.

Tolbachik in morning light.