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Trip Report Kamchatka, Apr-May 2016

Discussion in 'Less Travelled' started by alex_masolov, May 17, 2016.

  1. alex_masolov

    alex_masolov Hard Yards

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    Just came back from an epic trip to Kamchatka. Heaps of bad weather days but still fun. Camped and toured around Vachkazets, got lost in a terrible blizzard on our way to Mutnovsky volcano and hiked out for many hours to a remote geothermal power plant, made it to Vilyuchinsky volcano and climbed Koryaksky volcano in one day. It was awesome to catch up with old mates and meet new people. Kamchatka is rad! Having a good crew is essential.

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    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    This times eleventy billion :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
     
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  5. gmanpadre

    gmanpadre Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    Great pix! It's a wild place for sure!
     
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    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Love the crazy wind photos
     
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    mind blowing its like that in May.
     
  8. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tent performance report ?
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    wow
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    how many of that group in the first shot are customers, and how many are support?
     
  10. alex_masolov

    alex_masolov Hard Yards

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    Hilleberg Nammatj 2 worked perfectly!
     
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  11. alex_masolov

    alex_masolov Hard Yards

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    They all are customers I guess. We met that group while touring on our first days. No customers or support on other photos, only mates
     
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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Certainly recognise Koryakski. Thankfully we had easier means of getting up there than bootpacking.
     
  13. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is that person in pic # 3 holding a dog ?
     
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    alex_masolov Hard Yards

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    Haha, yeah :) Another crew member!
     
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    alex_masolov Hard Yards

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    We actually skinned up to 2700m and bootpacked after. No drama at all
     
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    buckwheat One of Us

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    Jealous beyond words! Is it a hard trip to do for a westerner with no connections, or do you need local mates/guides/helis? Could anyone just rock up and figure it out when they got there?
     
  17. alex_masolov

    alex_masolov Hard Yards

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    You definitely need to plan it in advance. PM me if you want more details and I reckon I can hook you up with the right people.
     
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    Zero chance of doing it alone. The logistics are a nightmare
     
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