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From Kamchatka Explorer Magazine: Sport in Kamchatka – From Surfing to Golf

Mountaineering in Kamchatka can be practiced by everyone – by inexperienced tourists and professional alpinists as mountains suitable for climbing are plentiful here, starting with “backyard” Kozelsky Volcano and finishing with the highest volcano in Eurasia – Kluchevskaya Sopka. Snowkiting is skiing with a kite. This leisure activity includes travel over snow valleys, high thrilling jumps, and freeride on relief. …

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Kamchatka is Calling Me by Gary Christensen

The Kamchatka Peninsula The Kamchatka Peninsula is a unique area, one of the few places in the world where nature and natural resources have been preserved pristine with its picturesque views of magnificent mountains and beautiful scenery that seems endless. There are over 300 volcanoes on the peninsula with 29 of them being active. There are many reasons why one …

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Recommended Book: Kamchatka Fly Fishing & Visitors Guide by Rene Limeres

Kamchatka Fly Fishing & Visitors Guide – In this first major guide to the fabulous fly fishing and other superlative attractions of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, Rene Limeres, the co-author/publisher of the award-winning Alaska Fishing: The Ultimate Angler’s Guide has drawn on years of personal experience, augmented by information contributed by local experts to create a useful and interesting guide for …

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Last Minute Travel Deals: Kamchatka Tour/Air Packages

  LAST MINUTE TRAVEL DEALS: KAMCHATKA TOUR/AIR PACKAGES Book packages with these select tour operators and receive up to 10% off tour prices and 10% off airfares. Join Kamchatintour, the premier ground operator for foreign groups visiting Kamchatka. LAST MINUTE DEAL: 10% off one-week Amazing Kamchatka tour to visit famous Valley of Geysers, climb an active volcano, participate in a rafting …

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Where Earth Meets Sky: Kamchatka Skyrunning

CELEBRATE KAMCHATKA’S VOLCANOES THIS AUGUST. REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE IN AN AVACHA VOLCANO SKYRUNNING RACE AND EARN A 10% DISCOUNT OFF YOUR AIRFARE! Every August, Kamchatka welcomes visitors to join in a celebration of the peninsula’s volcanoes with festivities and sporting events. Watch for these events in August. SKYRUNNING CHAMPIONSHIP, AVACHA VOLCANO, AUGUST 12-13, 2017. Experience where the earth meets the …

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Yakutia, Land of Extremes

Yakutia Airlines is operating seasonal summer flights on the routing Anchorage – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Yakutsk (the layover in Kamchatka is just a few hours in each direction) which makes travel to and from Yakutsk convenient and comfortable. Yakutia, or Sakha Republic, is a vast unexplored region of Siberia. Yakutia occupies one-fifth of the territory of Russia. Yakutia is rich in …

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My First Trip to Kamchatka, by Saule Richardson

I had always dreamed about visiting Kamchatka sometime. From the time I began working on salmon conservation in 2011 I thought it would be fascinating to see the frigid, volcano-studded land that according to Kamchatka people only has two seasons in a year: “white winter” and “green winter.” Kamchatka is famous for more than 30 volcanoes, but also, geysers, rivers …

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My Kamchatka Photo Trip

The article is written by Yanai Bonneh and republished here with permission from 56th Parallel. “My name is Yanai Bonneh. I live in Ein HaBesor, a cooperative Israeli settlement in the Negev Desert. Few months ago I watched TV at home and saw a movie about Kamchatka on NG channel. I was amazed from the first moment and promise myself …

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International Date Line. Flight from Kamchatka to Alaska over the Pacific Ocean. Author: Photographer Slava Stepanov

Article was published with permission from author, photographer Slava Stepanov. Source: http://gelio.livejournal.com/217950.html We are used to treat the time zones practically – they are important in traveling and long journeys. Forgetting about the time zone, you can be late for the flight and simply “lost in time”. We count time zones starting from the Greenwich – conventional zero line, “plus” to …

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From Kamchatka Explore Magazine: Tufted puffins

Tufted puffins (Lunda cirrhata Pallas) are relatively large birds with the wingspan reaching 70 cm and weight of up to 920 grams. The prevailing color of the body plumage and wings is black with a reddish tint. The top is very bright: the large white head is flattened at the sides topped with two yellow bunches of feathers. The flattened …