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or Altay
, geologically complex mountain system of central Asia; largely in the Altai Republic, Russia, and in Kazakhstan, but extending into W Mongolia (where it is called the Mongolian, or Gobi, Altai), and into N China.
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, mountain system, Asia.
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Horse headdress, late 4th-early 3rd century BC, Pazyryk 2 burial mound, Altai Mountains, southern Siberia, felt, leather, wood, gold foil, htc.
This means riding on horseback for days out in the untamed Altai Mountains, eagle perched on one arm, and exposed to punishing temperatures of minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
There are also fewer golden eagles in the Altai Mountains. Although the 'Golden Eagle Festival' takes place every October to showcase the ancient art of hunting with eagles, attracting tourists from across the world, there are only between 50 and 60 'true' hunters left.
Among other nominations winners were: the best each vacation - Greece; the best vacation recreation - Italy; the best winter recreation - Austria; the Russian tourism - the Altai Mountains; the best exotic recreation - Greenland; the best airport - Dubai International Airport.
Not that his son hasn't surmounted his fair share of epic challenges already, like crossing the sandstorm-ridden Gobi Desert, the nose-bleed altitudes of the Altai Mountains, dodging venomous snakes, wild dogs, dehydration and coping with extreme conditions - Mongolia's temperatures often going from below freezing to stifling heat.
All the Peregrines were released in the west of Kazakhstan near the Caspian Sea, while the Sakers were set free in the east of Kazakhstan on the southern edge of the Altai Mountains.
Some of the ancient dogs, namely a 36,000-year-old fossil called the Goyet dog from Belgium and a 33,000-year-old fossil dog from Siberia's Altai Mountains, don't have any modern dog descendants, possibly indicating failed attempts at domestication.
Three years ago the genetic analysis of a little finger bone from Denisova cave in the Altai Mountains in northern Asia led to a complete genome sequence of a new line of the human family tree-the Denisovans.
"This particular model had been crewed by journalists and driven past some spectacular sights, including Lake Baikal, the Altai Mountains and the Kungur Ice Caves, overcoming hidden potholes, footballsized rocks, overturned trucks and herds of livestock."
Crewed by journalists, media and Mazda dealers, the teams took in a variety of sights including Lake Baikal, the Altai Mountains and the Kungur ice caves and were escorted on the way by Mazdas driven by local fans.