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Trip Report Expedition Kamchatka Vilyuchinsky Volcano, Russia. May 29-June 5 2016

Discussion in 'Less Travelled' started by webberchoked, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. webberchoked

    webberchoked Hard Yards

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    A couple of weeks ago I packed all my gear and flew to Kamchatka.

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    Petropavlosky airport. Straight off the plane and through the gates. Koryaksky volcano in the distance
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    The logistics of going backcountry skiing in such a remote place arent to be underestimated. getting to petropavlosk took me two days. then its a fairly dangerous 2 hours drive north on bumpy dirt road towards snow valley lodge in the middle of nowhere. pack all our gear including snowmobile and sled on the back of a 4wd and trailer and drive another 45 minutes along dirt road to foot of volcano. unpack all gear, snowmobile all the gear up to set up basecamp
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  2. webberchoked

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    slept out under the stars one night
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    powder day in june
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  4. gmanpadre

    gmanpadre Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mixed weather in June as well hey? I wonder what Snow Valley Lodge would be like in Jan/Feb? Maybe too much wind to be better than Japan but would still be interesting place to ski in the middle of winter!
     
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  5. Draizuh

    Draizuh One of Us

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    **** i hate you Jeff. :(
     
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    Wow awesome account of a clearly interesting trip!
     
  7. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Missed this thread as was in indo - awesome trip dude!!