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UPD: the Vote is in. The choice is made! Thank you all! Waiting for 8 December in the cinema "Victory". Don't forget to register! my Friends, we must gather strength! For technical reasons we have only 3 days to vote! It starts now and will end on 4th December at 13.00! the Strongest ascent and cool projects this year in the voting list. a Total of 31 nominees in five categories. to Present the award we will be in the cinema "Victory" on December 8! But in the meantime remember, who is nominated for the "Crystal peak" and the bottom of the post to vote!

Tourists "Amber" informally in the framework of the campaigns already done in 1974, climbing to Lenin peak in 1978 to the peak of Communism. Another top-seven thousand drew their eyes to himself. Peak Korzhenevskaya is the fourth highest peak of the Soviet Union (7105 m). It is located in the North-Western Pamir, in the North-Western tip of the ridge of Academy of Sciences. the Desire was to pass a beautiful route through the Pamir glaciers, and passes, and at the end of the route to climb to the top. But not just turned out as planned. Pamir attracted by its beauty, Majesty. Its severity and the gravity it showed immediately – gave time to assess the danger. Two years of attempts. In 1987 two members still climbed to the top of Korzhenevskoy.

Not long ago I read on the "Risk" ( ) on the first and the last descent by paraglider L. Martynova from the peak of Communism in 1991 year, and I feel like I got electrocuted. "But I have photos of that flight and not only flight!". In July-August of that year I had a chance to join the "Three peaks of the USSR" in the team, the personnel of which you can see in the pictures in the text. I used to think that nothing much to share with the readers of "Risk" this month, held in the Pamirs, no. But after reading about the last flight (before the collapse of the USSR) and a small revaluation by the time I digitized the slides of the climbing and I would venture to say .

We finished training and sports activities of the School in 2018 and I want to share with the community our modest achievements. During the year organized a series of classes on rocks, snow, ice, and made a number of ascents 1B-6A SL in the Crimea and the Caucasus. Done for the year 193 of the ascent, (910 people/climbing). All school activities prouchastvoval 557 from Lithuania, Tajikistan, France, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia, from znachkistov to CCM. The most "distant" students from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk!

Here and further, the material archive photo of Pierre Bischoff Six brave and very hardy riders came out this summer at the start of the Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme in Moscow. 24 days later some of them received congratulations at the finish in Vladivostok. Another month and a half later we met in the capital with the winner of the race - Pierre Bishopton, who chose not the most trivial way home... he told this at a press conference! As the story was interesting and sometimes with humor, and Russia Pierre liked published the story in the form in which we heard him at a meeting organized by Red Bull.

Foto s interneta Dim the sun illuminated the day this ruined city, which sadly wandered lonely survivors and residents, lost and without a smile on their faces. The strength to grieve for the victims family they didn't have. On a road roadside in a row, standing of mobile cranes, in the cabins which slept the beyond tired operators-drivers, and between the roads were ruins of houses. Above the city stood the stench from the dead bodies. the Stench grew stronger with each passing day, because the dead have decomposed, as they had been laid by nature.

Background. I got into this wonderful company can say casually. All because of a book of Boris Abramov “Notes to the climbing doctor” which had to come to Nikita Stepanov. I was offered tea, I said Yes... So we started this relationship, in which an invitation was received to the Pilaf. Of course, I did not give up. After two weeks after Pilaf, listening to my childhood memories about the meeting, Nikita suddenly asked me to try to write this article. At the same time, he said, will be trained to publish at Risk. I was plagued by vague doubts, but in the end (thank you for your trust!) I decided to try it.

Madagascar is an amazing country. In this report I want to share impressions of the trip to this remote island. Anyone interested in details and technical details, at the end of the post I will leave a link. I would like to tell you about the brightest and memorable events, who knows, maybe someone reading thinks to travel to an exotic country and my post will help with this. On Madagascar we travelled a month, drove 5 thousand kilometers, killed one car, nagladili and fed more than a dozen lemurs, saved suddenly a sick friend, and even looked at the local funeral.

To commit to writing the article forced Orgy that is going on in the market of services on organization of commercial climbing and mountain means of tracking. The impression that anyone who is able to carry a backpack and a Bunsen burner ready to act as a mountain guide and drive customers to the mountain. But not the so-called "firms" that stand behind them, nor the visit is not ready to be responsible for anything. And how to protect yourself from it, health and even life, I did not understand, neither the Treaty nor a recommendation, nor regalia guide nothing, as it turned out to be worthless.

In the Autonomous traveling style fast&light;? A reasonable balance – equipment minimum or maximum security? How to change the "rooster" or what not to save? If you can sleep over in the hut if it has no empty seats? Where to leave the bikes and what to do with extra stuff? What areas in the Dolomites, the most exciting and why? We will try to answer these and other questions on October 25 at Planet Sports in Saint-Petersburg on Bolshoy Sampsonievsky 45. 19:00 Nastya will come to St. Petersburg from Riga. Anyone interested and have the time, please register and come Near CUT-om the diagram from the presentation with a full chronology, including all the technical part of the project

At the beginning of October ended the expedition company "Makalu Extreme" to Manaslu. Our team is almost at full strength, climbed to the top and down safely. It was my first and last eight-thousander, since there, on the mountain, suddenly found himself came to the decision that in future I want to spend more time with the closest people – parents, wife, children, grandchildren. Them I much more than mountains. And the mountains... the Mountains will always remain in my heart. I have completed what started almost 40 years ago, with a 30-year break starting a family and raising children. And now about the unpleasant. This post is about one ugly incident that occurred after the ascension in the village with quite remarkable for the Russian ear name...

Better than mountains can be only mountains... but there is still Everest. / Photo from the archive of the source. to Climb the legendary Mountain of “their company” to do on their own and save on the most expensive commercial climbing world – and that's an option? the Author and project Manager “Everest-2021” Oleg Afanasyev – experienced climber, on account of which the highest peak of the Earth is already there. For three years he is going to form a team of experienced athletes and climbers, “infected hand” to after a series of training climbs and fees to climb Everest from the Nepalese side. We asked Oleg about the intricacies of the project, the style of climbing, “team of friends” (and friends?) and, of course, about the mountains...

Here and further in the post archive photo Ladek Mountain Festival and my Every time, getting into a new place, plunging into a new situation, I feel the excitement, joy and a bit of a panic. Because you know everything got to say. Sometimes events are so many that to include them in one person is unrealistic. Because this photo is not only my photo: mountain festival in lądek-zdrój is more than a dozen sites and dozens of events, so this trip I dubbed the study. Next year I'll see more. And while a little (a lot) photos-impressions from me and the official photographers Ladek Mountain Festival trail event which every year transforms the tiny town of lądek-zdrój outdoorsy in the buzzing hive!!!

The Coast of the Kara sea. Blizzard. Two staggering under the blows of the wind, make their way to the village, its contours are already visible, the device shows a mile. The wind furiously throws in the face of prickly snowflakes, but the smile is visible even from under the mask covering the face from wind, cold breath. To calm the soul and light. Behind hundred of kilometers along the cold beaches of the Northern seas - the Barents and Kara seas. Rocky coast which until the end of days will remain in the memory, disturbing nights of the soul cold austere beauty. In my head spinning poems Kalugin , a very pronounced sound, and maybe it's the Blizzard sings...

Friends, we congratulate you with world Tourism Day and invite you to celebrate this event together this weekend in the Club of Travelers "Sport-Marathon"! Every year, the Day of Tourism, we are preparing something special for which we invite you to gather in our cozy space. On 29 and 30 September, from morning to evening waiting for you inspirational stories, gifts and treats. You will learn about Chukotka and the tundra, the mountains of Annapurna, the tribes of the Amazon, the Putorana plateau and the Shantar Islands. The lecturers will tell you how to organize your travel dreams and to write about your travels that you have read and repost. If you are new beginner, useful tips for assembling a backpack and selection of equipment. We have not forgotten...