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14-day Kamchatka ski touring program

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Join Konstantin, an aspirant guide, on this 14-day Kamchatka ski touring program. And enjoy the adrenaline of skiing over active volcanoes!

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Kamchatka

14 Days

Mar, May, Jun

Fit

Intermediate


Description

This 14-day Kamchatka ski touring program will take you skiing to mountains and volcanoes in an amazing and remote area.

Kamchatka is a Russian region on the far east of the Asian continent. It is located between the Pacific ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk. And is best known among mountaineers because of its volcanoes, that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

And right there is where we'll go skiing!

During this two weeks you'll live things that you haven't even thought about. We'll ski at the foot of the active cone of the Avachinsky volcano. We'll climb peaks with amazing views of this virgin territory. And there even is a chance of skiing inside the active crater of Mutnovsky volcano.

And all of these features will be done while traveling through this remote region, to know not only the landscape, but also the people who live here and their traditions.

Sounds like an amazing weekend? It will be if you contact me know so I can start planning your visit to the amazing Kamchatka. You’ll spend an unforgettable two weeks!

And if you want to try skiing at other remote areas, please check my 10-day Karakol ski touring program in Kyrgyzstan and my 11-day Georgia ski touring program.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Petropavlovsk. Transfer to private apartments.

Day 2: Transfer and first tracks

30 minutes transfer in a minibus and then 2 hours in ratrack to Avacha camp (900 m). Ski tour to Camel peak  (1250 m): 3,5-4 hours, 9 km, 350 m elevation gain. Night at the hut.

Day 3: Ski day at Avachinsky

Ski tour to the foothills of the active cone of Avachinsky volcano (2000 m). 6-7 hours, 13 km, 1100 m elevation gain. Descent along northwest slopes. Night at the hut.

Day 4: Ski day at Avachinsky

Ski tour to the top of Avachinsky volcano, (2741 m). 9-10 hours, 17 km, 1800 m elevation gain. Descent along west – southwest slopes. Night at the hut.

Day 5: Ski day at Koryaksky

ski tour to Koryaksky volcano as far as the observation point (2400 m). 7-8 hours, 14 km, 1700 m elevation gain. Descent along southeast slopes. Night at the hut.

Day 6: Transfer to Elizovo

Return to Elizovo with ratrack and minibus. Rest. Night at private apartments.

Day 7: Ski day Mount Polovinchik

Minibus to the west Kamchatka. Ski tour to the top of Mount Polovinchik (1250 m). 6-7 hours, 12 km, 1050 m elevation gain. Visit to Malki hot springs. Return to private apartments.

Day 8: Ski day Vilyuchinsky volcano

Transfer by truck 6×6 to the Paratunka river valley (3-5 hours – depending on the road conditions). Ski-tour on the slopes of Vilyuchinsky volcano (2173 m). 6-7 hours, 12 km, 1500 m elevation gain. Another truck ride to Nadezhda hut, situated at the same valley. Dormitory accommodation, hot natural basin available.

Day 9: Ski day Babiy Kamen' peak

Ski tour to the top of Babiy Kamen’ peak (1150 m). 6-7 hours, 12 km, 1050 m elevation gain. Return to Elizovo with a truck 6×6. Private apartments.

Day 10: Sightseeing day

Bus excursion to Petropavlovsk and Avachinskaya bay. time to walk and visit a local museum and a fish market. Return to the private flats.

Day 11: ski day Vachkazhets range

Minibus to west Kamchatka. Ski-tour at Vachkazhets range (1250 m). 6-7 hours, 14 km, 1100 m elevation gain . Return to the private flats.

Day 12: Ski day at Skalisty peak

Minibus to west Kamchatka.  Ski-tour to Skalisty peak (1200 m). 6 hours, 13 km, 1100 m elevation gain. Return to private flats.

Day 13: Day with 2 options

1st option: helicopter to the foothills of Mutnovsky volcano. Ski tour inside the active crater, elevation gain 750 m. Lots of volcanic activity (mud pots, fumaroles, springs). Ski-descent as far as a helicopter. THE EXTRA-PRICE 3100 Euros.
2nd option: minibus to the Pacific ocean, vast beaches of volcanic sand (included).
Evening party at the Russian “dacha”.

Day 14: Departure

Transfer to the airport. Departure.

 

Details

More info

  • The price will depend on the group size.

Meeting point

Petropavlovsk airport.

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About the guide

Originally I'm from Altai, a little-known Siberian mountain region. I grew up and developed as a sportsmen and guide in Altai and the Tian-Shan mountains. Since 2010, I live in St. Petersburg and work a lot in the Caucasus region.

Since 2011 I am learning in the Rus­si­an Moun­tain Guides As­so­ci­ation (RMGA), under auspices of the As­so­ci­ation of Ca­na­dian Moun­tain Guides (ACMG). In 2015 I passed the Ap­pren­tice Ski Guide exam.

My main work des­tin­a­tions are Russian and CIS mountain regions as Altai, Khibiny, Tian-Shan, Kamchatka and all Caucasus. I specialize in ski tour and climbing projects in uncommon mountain regions of Russia and CIS.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner




 

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