A memorable hike in south Kamchatka. Kamchatka is a peninsula in the far east of Russia. It has opened its borders for tourists in the early nineties. After a short visit to the Red Square in Moscow we flew to the capital of Kamchatka, Petropavlovsk. After a two hour helicopter flight we were dumped in the central caldera of the Ksudatch volcano. For two weeks we backpacked trough the unspoilt landscape and climbed the Chodutka volcano and hiked the Mutnovsky with its fumarolic and sulfur fields. At last we climbed the 2700m high Avacha volcano.

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