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Klyuchevskoy, Eurasia's largest active volcano, can be rightfully called the King of Volcanoes. Not only is it the tallest one on the peninsula, but it is also incredibly beautiful - it has the shape of a perfect cone. The Klyuchevskoy Volcano erupts on average about every five years with some of the eruptions lasting for several years non-stop.
This volcano has always been infamous among the aboriginal people of Kamchatka. The story was that on the top of the mountain the omnipotent mountain spirits, called Gomuls, cooked freshly caught whales on a giant campfire using their own fingers as skewers. Treacherous gales, landslides, bottomless pits, and glaciers covered in eternal fog await any intrepid climber who attempts to conquer the famous peak. The constantly smoking cones of the Klyuchevskoy Volcano and its neighbor, Bezymiannyi (the Unnamed), change their shape almost every year because of the flowing lava streams and the spouting bombs of igneous rock and ash.