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Kamchatka

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Location: Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Duration: 13 Days
Cost: $6500 CAD
Dates: April 30 - May 13, 2020
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Skiing Eastern Russia

 

This trip will happen in 2020 – we plan ahead!

12 days exploring the volcanoes of Eastern Russia. Ski the Ring of Fire above the North Pacific Ocean in a wild land where the Grizzlies are huge and just waking up, the views impressive and the mountain are BIG.

This trip has room for 6 guests.

 

Guiding, transportation, food and accommodation. All aspects of this trip are included in the cost once you have landed in Petropovlask, except for alcohol.

May 01. Arriving to Petropavlovsk, accommodation, meeting with guide. Rest time.

May 02. Drive to the Avachinsky pass, by bus and snowcat, total time about 3 hours. Accommodation in the mountain huts (alt. 900 meters). Skitouring.

May 03. Skitouring on Avachinsky volcano.

May 04. Skitouring on Koryaksky volcano.

May 05. Extra day in case of bad wether. Also can be used for skitouring.

May 06. Departure early morning, by snowcat. Transfer to Termalny village by bus and after to the Snow Valley mountain hotel by snowmobile. Arrive to the hotel afternoon, lunch, rest time.

May 07. Skitouring on Viluchinsky volcano, with approach by snowmobiles.

May 08. Skitouring on Viluchinsky volcano with approach by snowmobiles.

May 09. Transfer to the foot of Mutnovsky volcano, skitouring. Accommodation in mountain hut or tents (TBA). Type of transportation – track-type vehicle or 4WD bus with low-pressure tires.

May 10. Skitouring on Mutnovsky volcano and around.

May 11. Skitouring on Gorely volcano, return to the Snow Valley hotel.

May 12. Early morning departure from the hotel to the airport.

Itinerary may change depending on weather.

Ski Equipment

  • Ski boots (well-fitting, ski-touring boots recommended)
  • Skis or splitboard snowboard
  • Ski poles (adjustable type recommended)
  • Adhesive climbing skins (Fitted to width and length of your skis/board)
  • Backpack capacity: 30-40 litre (2000-2400 cubic Inches)
  • Avalanche probe
  • Snow Shovel
  • Avalanche Transceiver (457 KHz single frequency)
  • Spare transceiver batteries (purchase new ones & check for correct size)
  • Ski goggles
  • Glacier glasses/sunglasses
  • Insulated water bottle (Camelback or other hydration system)
  • Small thermos (optional)

Ski Clothing

  • All-weather ski pants (Schoeller type fabric)
  • Long underwear, shirt and bottoms (poly-pro/wool blends)
  • Fleece tops and bottoms (wind-stopper)
  • Warm socks (3 Pair)
  • Ski gloves / Mitts / Waterproof Outers (2 pair)
  • Gore-tex outer jacket / parka (with hood)
  • Gore-tex over pants
  • Down/Synthetic jacket (warm, “puffy” type jacket)
  • Neck gaiter/tube
  • Toque (ski hat)
  • Sun hat (baseball cap or sombrero) & bandana

Other Important Stuff

  • Personal first-Aid & blister Kit (second skin, compeed, athletic tape, personal medications, Ibuprofen, etc…)
  • Earplugs
  • Sun block (high SPF rated or zinc-type ointment)
  • Camera & film (spare camera batteries and/or charger for digital cameras, plus USB connector)
  • Repairs & spares kit (for own model of A/T, telemark, or snowboard binding Systems)
  • Personal liquor supply, wine preferably in boxes (due to weight restrictions, beer is available at Lodge)
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Reading materials, notebook, pencil, map of Area (small one provided for use)

All cancellations must be received in writing. If we receive your cancellation more than 10 weeks prior to the start of your trip, you have two options:

a) We are happy to rebook your reservation if you find an alternative date of the same season at Whitecap and McGillivray Pass Lodge, or Whitecap International.

b) We provide a full refund, less a $400 administration fee

If notice is received less than 10 weeks prior to the starting date, no money will be refunded.

For more information about our cancellation policy, please contact us by calling toll-free at 1.604.862.9757 or by email at info(at)whitecapalpine.ca

We strongly recommend that all guests purchase trip cancellation insurance and most
importantly trip medical and evacuation insurance.

We also do recommend that all guests purchase medical insurance and evacuation insurance if you
do not already have a policy.

The specific is evacuation and repatriation insurance coverage, most travel policies do not cover this, please check with your provider to see if you are covered. If you are injured while skiing in Norway and need to be evacuated to a higher level of care, the evacuation expense is to be covered by the injured party. Basic travel insurance does not cover this and we want to ensure that you are adequately protected in the event of an injury.

We highly recommend our insurance partner https://www.globalrescue.comfor our international insurance
needs. They provide comprehensive medical, evacuation and repatriation coverage. Please go to ourWhitecap link here https://ss.globalrescue.com/partner/whitecap/index.htmlread through the information and details and lock in a policy that works for you. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

This trip is a true adventure! All of the skiing we will do is all human powered, for this reason and the fact that the days are long, we recommend this trip to experienced backcountry skiers with intermediate to advanced skiing / snowboarding abilities and good fitness levels.  Ideally, you have been ski touring throughout the winter to be comfortable on a number of full days out!

Backcountry safety skills are required.

Guest Flight arrival latest in Petropavlosk on the 30th of April
Depart Petrovalosk on the 13th of May.

Have Questions?
Call us at 604-728-6359 or email us at info@whitecapalpine.ca