Upper Plateau of Mount Ai-Petri and the Radar Complex in the Spring

Upper Plateau of Mount Ai-Petri and the Radar Complex in the Spring

The spring landscape of the upper plateau of Mount Ai-Petri overlooking the huge white balls of the radar complex on the top of the Bedene-Kır mountain. Bedene-Cyr in Turkic means Quail Mountain.

White patches of unmelted snow on the plateau at a height about 1,2 km above sea level are still visible on the plateau surface. The complex of radar stations (RLS) is located on the top of Bedene-Cyr (Quail ) Mountain and is classified as “secret”. It is the highest plateau’s peak of 1334 meters above sea level.

Photo #331 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Ai-Petri #Bedene-Cyr #Crimea #landscapes #Quail Mountain #RLS #Russia #Spring #mountains #nature #peak #plateau #radar station

On the Way to the Peak of Ai-Petri Mountain

On the Way to the Peak of Ai-Petri Mountain

Crimean landscape with the view of a waving road in the South-West of the plateau leading to the highest point of Ai-Petri, the peak in the Crimean Mountains with the famous figured teeth. The teeth of Ai-Petri consist of four large (60-80 m high) and a number of small ridges on the crest formed during the weathering of heterogeneous reef limestones at 1200 meters above sea level. Ai-Petri is one of the windiest places in Crimea. The wind blows for 125 days a year, reaching a speed of 50 m/s (110 mph).

Photo #061 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Russia #Crimea #Yalta #Ai-Petri #mountains #road #plateau