The Belukha is a twin-peaked mountain massif that rises along the Russia-Kazakhstan border. It belongs to the Katun Mountains and is the highest peak of the Altay Mountains.
First ascent: 1914 by B.V. Tronov and M.V. Tronov.
Soviet Union 1949, Belukha seen from the north (Akkem valley).
The stamp was issued in the series "Landscapes of the Soviet Union".
Soviet Union 1987, Belukha seen from the north (Akkem valley).
The stamp was issued in the series
"Natl. Sports Committee Intl. Alpinist Camps — Part I".
Soviet Union 1987, Belukha.
(overprinted official stamp).
Russia 2004, Belukha seen from the east.
The stamp was issued in the series "Unesco Heritage Sites – Altai":
Kazakhstan 2012 "Nationalpark Katon-Karagai".
The stamp is showing the twin-peaked Mount Belukha, seen from the south.
The west summit of Belukha (4'435 m) on the left is divided with wide and flat glacier-saddle from the east summit (4'506 m) on the right.
The Nationalpark Katon-Karagai (Katynkaragay) has an area of about 1300 square kilometres. It was declared as national park in the year 2001. It includes the territory between the borders with Russia and China, where the Mount Belukha is situated.