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The Tops of Kamchatka

The Tops of Kamchatka

We are delighted to offer You one of the most difficult sports route for the skilled mountaineers and those tourists who can challenge an extreme environment conditions and the one who is ready to experience getting to the highest and the most difficult tops of The Kamchatka peninsular.

The itinerary:

1 day. Transfer from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy town to Esso village or Kozyrevsk village (approximately 550 km.), overnight stop in the local hotel.

2 day. Helicopter transfer to the area of Vulkanologov pass(3200 m. height), setting the camp and acclimatization.

3 day. Climbing to Kluchevskaya Sopka volcano.

4 day. Preparatory day for the ascent to Kamen volcano. It is important to keep in your mind that Kamen volcano is regarded as the most difficult volcano of the Kamchatka peninsular. Before ascent it the instructor is to make sure that the whole group is prepared. Thereupon a number of physical trainings are to be held on the slope of the volcano.

5 day. Climbing to Kamen volcano.

6 day. An extra day for the case of bad weather or transfer to Esso village. Weather in Kamchatka is very unstable, especially in mountain regions, that is why one needs slack time waiting for “a flying weather”. This time one can spend in Esso village, or these days can be used for overpass to the place of ascent (from Kluchi village).

7 day. A visit to the museum and Bystrinsky Nature Park center. Transfer: Esso village - Kluchi village - Podkova mountain (meaning “a hoof).

8 day. Rafting on Bystraya river /an overpass to Podkova mountain – it is a plateau between Ushkovsky and Kluchevskoy volcanoes (2600 m.).

9 day. A visit to Koryakskiy cattle-camp “Chau-Chiv” or the Even one called “Menendek”, an overpass to Vulkanologov pass.  In case of nasty weather in the end of the tour a trekking to Kluchi village is possible. An overpass takes 2 days.

10-11 day. An overpass to Kluchi village.

12 day. Transfer to Petropavlovsk town.

One should take into consideration that Kluchevskaya Sopka volcano is active and eruptions take place on average one time a year (sometimes more often). While an active period of eruption so called “volcanic bombs” and lava come out of the crater and all that makes the ascent dangerous. Observation itself is worthwhile getting there, still it is better to watch it from safety place (for example from the slopes or tops of Ushkovskiy or Kamen volcanoes).

The Tops of Kamchatka

The fare includes:

  • a pass to a specially protected area
  • insurance
  • transport service (a bus, an all terrain car, a helicopter)
  • accommodation at a hotel and at a leisure base
  • service of a guide-interpreter
  • service of a chef
  • three meals daily
  • group gear

The fare doesn’t include:

  • purchase of alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, souvenirs
  • transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy
  • excursions not listed in the itinerary.

A list of outfit recommended for the trip.

Personal outfit:

  1. A backpack (80 liters or more)
  2. A sleeping pad
  3. A sleeping-bag (appropriate for temperatures below zero)
  4. Trekking boots, trainers for a town and arrival
  5. Gaiters for boots
  6. Woolen socks (or thermo-socks)-3 pairs
  7. Cotton socks – 3 pairs
  8. A set of closing: a jacket and trousers (woolen, windblock, or polarteck)
  9. A thermal underwear (a jacket and trousers) – 2 sets
  10.  A windblock costume (a jacket and trousers with zippers with both sides)
  11. A warm jacket (down or sintepon)
  12. Gloves (woolen or polarteck)
  13. A hat (woolen or polarteck)
  14. An extra change of underwear and swimming trunks

The Tops of Kamchatka

Special personal outfit:

  1. Mountaineering boots (plastic, leather or double vibram)
  2. Crampons
  3. An ice-axe
  4. A belay system
  5. A helmet
  6. A jumar
  7. Carabiners – at least 3-4 units
  8. A descender
  9. A personal belay (rope, 2 meters, 10mm. in diameter), reepschnur (2-5 meters, 6 mm. in diameter)
  10.  A head light, spare batteries
  11.  Sunglasses
  12. Woolen mittens, gaiters, elastic bands to them
  13. Telescopic poles (optional)
  14. A helmet lining (optional)

Additional:

  1. Sun protective cream
  2. Repellent
  3. A spoon, a plate, a mug, a knife
  4. A thermos flask for tea
  5. A repair kit: a needle, a sewing, scissors, and an awl. (optional)
  6. A pocket-book for notes. A pen and a pencil.
  7. A personal first aid-kit.
  8. A camera, a sell-phone (optional)

Toilet articles:

  1. Toothpaste
  2. A toothbrush
  3. Shaving things
  4. A towel
  5. Soap
  6. A bast whist
  7. Slippers
  8. A mirror
  9. A comb

Documents: medical certificate, accident medical insurance, a book of mountaineer or some certification for a mountaineer badge (if provided).

Group gear provided by the company: ropes, hammers, hooks and balts, layings, frends, ice-axes, slings, carabiners etc. And also a bivouac gear, such as: tents, a gas-stove burner, cauldrons, a satellite telephone, etc.

 



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