Fortress wall in the center of the Urals - Arakul Shihany

 Arakul Shihany Arakul Shihany

Among some Russian travelers who prefer not to rest on the sunny beaches of Turkey or the Crimean peninsula, there is a certain part that has been spending its vacation in one of the picturesque corners of the Middle Urals - Arakul Shihany. This is a small rock mass located near the city of Kasli in the Urals, which is located in the Chelyabinsk region.


And the uniqueness and attractiveness of these rocks for many travelers and tourists is that having a small height, on average it is somewhere 40-50 meters, these rocks are quite convenient for carrying out both training and climbing competitions. In this case, the presence of coniferous forest and a small lake Arakul makes Shihany the optimal option for active recreation for a fairly wide audience, enjoying the contact with nature.


Shihany is the name, the rocky massif is derived from the fairly wide-spread dialectic of the indigenous population of the Middle and Southern Urals by the Bashkirs, who define the word "shihan" as the name of a high cone-like mountain. In this case, the official, geographical name of this area is Mount Arakul, by the name of the lake next to it, and in the usual sense is called Arakul shihany or simply shihan.


In its structure, the Arakul Shihans is a small rock chain stretching from the east to the west along the lake a little over two kilometers and at a height of 40-50 meters, the jihan is no more than fifty meters wide. At the same time, there is a small exception in the Shihans.


Throughout its entire length this mountain massif has one single point, significantly different in height from all other elevations of this massif. A small conical top with a height of just over 80 meters by a strange coincidence called Chamberlain, perhaps in honor of the famous prime minister of Great Britain.

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

  1. Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location
back to top

Read also


Russian oven from the Guinness Book of R…

This kind of a Russian stove, though not functional and it can not make the same soup, but it is...


Starichkov Island - the bird's island

On the Kamchatka Peninsula, near its northern side, near Avacha Bay, there is an islet that serves as a landmark...

Interesting Places Europe

Park Land of Moomin Troll in Naantali

Finland tries every time to surprise us with something new and exotic. Here and this time, they were able to...

Interesting facts

Mountain-Ring in Kislovodsk, sung by Ler…

This unusual, even surprising point of interest was described by Mikhail Lermontov, in his book «A Hero of Our Time»...

Tourism and winter trips

Tourism and spring trips

Tourism and summer trips

Tourism and autumn trips