Skitouring trip Kamchatka Ski & Sail
Ski & Sail Skitouring
Ultimate ski expedition in the South wilderness of Kamchatka. You explore Kamchatka by ski touring its whitest slopes with the support of vessel, helicopter and skidoo. Skiing along the Pacific shore in the morning, and sea kayaking in the afternoon along volcanic rocks settled by sea lions is just business as usual during our exclusive adventure. Once you might think this is the best trip of your life, we extend it to the level of taking you to Kamchatka's volcanos by flying you with sturdy russian helicopter and dropping you on the edge of Kamchatka´s most active volcano, where you descend into the crater with fuming geysers. Spending few nights in the remote one and only mountain hut next to Kamchatkas most active volcano will round up the feeling of true ski expedition.
day 1. arrival at one and only Kamchatka´s airport. After you get welcomed by Kamchatka Pure Team, hour - long transfer to the harbor, embarking our expedition vessel in the afternoon. Sailing off to Russkaya bay area (appx. 4 hours). Overnight in double cabins.
day 2 - 5. Unlimited ski - tours options awaiting for you in the southern area of Kamchatka´s Pacific. Our vessel will change the location depending on the route chosen by group. Morning skitouring and afternoon sea - kayaking or stand-up-paddle are typical activities during these days. Overnight in double cabins.
day 6. time to say farewell to Pacific shore and get introduced to Kamchatka´s active volcanoes. In the morning our sturdy MI - 8 helicopter will pick you up on the shore of one of the southern bays and takes you to a mountain hut hidden between two most active volcanoes of Kamchatka, Gorely and Mutnowsky. Descends from numerous peaks are operated by helicopter on this day. Overnight in basic mountain hut.
day 7 - 8. You have two full days to explore volcanic area by skitouring. Our usual program includes ascending and descending volcano Gorely, as well as skiing into the crater of Mutnowsky volcano. All the tours are supported by the use of skidoo. Overnight in the basic mountain hut.
day 9. the day we will take you back to civilization. Traveling for 4 hours from the hut, through the white valley along numerous volcanoes to the hotel in Petropavlovsk - Kamchatsky. Overnight in hotel.
day 10. reserve day for the case of bad weather. If remains unused, can be used for optional activities. Overnight in hotel.
day 11. Leaving Kamchatka full of new impressions and experiences. We hope to see you back.
All important information
ski touring, heli skiing and skidooking Pacific shore and active volcanoes
You should be an experienced skier and be able to cope with all types of snow
Russland / Kamchatka
25.04. - 05.05.2019
No. of Participants
min. 10 people
10 nigths, 11 days
Included in the price
- Guided tour by state certified IVBV mountain guides
- Additionally on site a Russian RMGA mountain guide for the entire tour
- Five nights on the ship
- Transfer with the Zodiac boats
- All transfers according to program (airport transfer, hotel transfer etc.)
- Two nights incl. Breakfast in 3 * hotel (double room, single room supplement 120 euro per person)
- Full board except in the hotel (only breakfast)
- Two hours and 30 minutes helicopter time
- Cook at the hut
- 4 skidoos
- All fees according to program
- Invitation for Russian visa
- All expenses for UIGAM Bergführer Vorort (hotel, food, visa invitation)
- Air mattresses and sleeping bags for the hut (but you can also bring your own SS)
- Registration with the Russian authorities
- Mountain rescue suburb
- Satellite phone and radios for the guides
- Weather Report
- not mentioned services
- Meals in the hotel (dinner or lunch)
- Visa for Russia, about € 80 - 110, - per person
- ski equipment
- avalanche equipment
- Europäische Reiseversicherung Komplettschutz Plus is gladly offered by us
- Minimum number of participants 10 people
- 11 days € 4995, - per person
Good to know
Daily routine at Ski & Sail
It's five full days on which the group can go on full ski tours. Breakfast is usually at 7am in the morning. The group leaves the ship at about 8 o'clock.
The ship has two Zodiak boats, which can bring our entire group including guides and equipment to the coast quickly and simultaneously. The daily target is planned the day before together with the guides and the captain. The tour lengths are between 700 and 1800 Hm.
Activities such as sea kayaking or standup puddle (four sea kayaks and two SUPs are included) are available daily.
The ship is 30 meters long and 6 meters wide, it has 6 cabins with two beds, each cabin has a large window and enough space for clothing and equipment. On the same deck there are three toilets and showers. There is also a Russian saune (Banja) at guests' disposal. The large common room with a bar serves breakfast and dinner.
Heli ski day
The group will be picked up at the coast by a Russian MI - 8 helicopter. The helicopter takes about 30 minutes flight time from the airport to the bay Russkaya. From there, the group flies directly to the hut near the Mutnowsky volcano. A total of 2.30 minutes flight time / 7000 - 8000 Hm are planned for this day. The private luggage will come with you, as from this day the next three nights are spent on the self-catering hut.
In case of bad weather on this day, there is the possibility to stay on the ship or drive back to the city and the hut will be approached from there when the weather has stabilized.
The cabin is very simple
The hut is located between two active volcanoes, the Gorely and Mutnowsky. It consists of two floors, a wood stove and storage beds. The lower floor is used for cooking and eating. The upper floor has two storage beds each for 5 people. Crew (four Schidoofahrer, cook and guides sleep in the lower floor). Wood, gas, diesel for skidoos and provisions and electricity generator are brought to the cabin in advance. A toilet is located about 30 meters away from the cottage. Water is melted from snow. There is no civilization in the radius of about 30 km around the hut.
Days at the hut
The group has two full days to explore the southern active volcanoes. To shorten the ascent times, there is the possibility to use the Skidoo. Main destinations are the volcanoes Mutnowsky and Gorely. At the Mutnowsky volcano, it is possible to climb the crater from the outside to enter the interior of the active crater. On the fourth day group leaves this area and returns with the Skidoos to Petropavlosk - Kamchatka.
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