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Kamchatka exploration. Volcanoes, hunting and fishing.

by Andrei Nikiforov, Kamchatka guide from 1992. 46 y.o., speaks English, French.

# Exploration of volcanoes the most active at the period planned for visiting,
# Exploration of volcanoes which are going to erupt (for volcanologist),
# Rafting rivers rarely visited,
# Exploration of volcanoes on the Kourils islands,
# Tours combinated on Your desire,
# The tour special: ascent Kliuchevskaya Sopka (4850), one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

Kamchatka peninsula extends southwest from the mainland for a distance of about 1207 km (about 750 mi), separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The capital and chief city is the port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. The autonomous okrug of Koryakia, occupying the northern section of the peninsula, and the Komandorskiye Islands, situated in the Bering Sea, are attached to the Kamchatka Oblast for administrative purposes.
The peninsula is traversed by two active volcanic mountain ranges extending from northwest to southeast and set apart by a wide, level, central area. The highest peak is Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano in the eastern range, which rises to a height of 4750 m (15,584 ft). A tundra region, averaging about 655 m (about 2150 ft) above sea level, forms the western coast of the peninsula, and the eastern coast is bordered by cliffs. The principal river, the Kamchatka, empties into the Bering Sea near Ust'-Kamchatsk. Fishing is the chief industry in this area. Hunting is also of economic importance; the Kamchatka region has an abundance of animals such as polar bear, deer, seal, sable, otter, and mountain sheep. Natural resources include oil, gold, iron, copper, coal, and sulfur. Potatoes, vegetables, and grain are grown. The inhabitants of Kamchatka include Koryaks, Kamchadals, Chinese, Koreans, Russians, and Tungus. Area, about 518,000 sq km (about 200,000 sq mi).

KLIUTCHEVSKAYA SOPKA ASCENT. K.S. Situated in the north part of the Pacific chain of volcanic activity and on the center of Kamchatka peninsula, Klyuchevskaya Sopka is the highest active volcano on the territory of Europe-Asia. K.S. is only 7 thousends years old — very short period on the geological scales, and as measured by the volume of basalts belched it's one of the most powerful volcanoes in the World. Except 6 hiegh volcanoes around either extinct or rarely explosive, the plateau calling «Klyutchevskoy Dol» includes as well Bezymyanny volcano (translated as «Unnamed»), 2840, well known by it's paroxysmal explosion in 1956 and continually active now. The season recommended: Winter — April, the beginning of May (ski-tour), Summer — August, September.


Kamchatka. Volcanoes exploration
Volcanoe erruption
Volcanoe erruption
Volcanoe erruption
Volcanoe erruption