Level : Very difficult
Koryakiya: land of the Koryaks from one sea to another
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky - Palana - river Lesnaya - river Pravaya Lesnaya - river Shvitkityna - Central Range - Ossora - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
After arrival to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka we shall continue further north to Palana. From there we shall start our skiing trip. We shall cross the Kamchatka Peninsula where it is most narrow, going from the Sea of Okhotsk to the Bering Sea. We shall ascend the Tsentralny [Central] Mountain Range and then go down following the frozen rivers. In times gone by this was the route which Koryak warriors in their dog sleds took when they set off on their military campaigns, going east against the Chukchi or west against the Yukaghirs. Today this route is used for the final leg of Beringia, the international dog sled race. We shall be spending the nights in tents set up around the blazing campfire. Our trip will terminate in Ossora township.
Route mileage on ski: 210 km
Number of days: 14
Meeting point: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Expected temperature range during the trip: minus 10 to minus 20 degrees Centigrade
Average wind speed: 4 m/s
Number of participants: 4-8 people
Cost: 2000 EUR
Club members' discount - 7%
Getting to Palana
From Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky we fly to Palana, main town of Koryakiya. In former menacing centre of Koryak warriors we are preparing to start our skiing expedition through the Kamchatka Peninsula.
From Palana we reach Lesnaya river. Along it we ascend the Central Range and then go down by Karaga river. Our ski-tour will be over in Ossora town.
Back to civilization
As soon as we reach Ossora, the salmon capital of northern Kamchatka, we fly back to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
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We meet in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
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