Sayan Oka Videos

On December 28, 2011 By

We’re starting to plan for next summer’s rafting trips on the Sayan Oka River and came across these videos you might enjoy.

The first one has some great music and a couple of traditional Russian catamarans running some of the bigger rapids.

Heere is some video of a flip at Okinskij (Oka) Rapid.


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Adventurer Yuri Klaver has just returned from a remarkable solo-expedition into the far east of Siberia. With a kayak he travelled over the Russian Indigirka River from Oymyakon to Belaya Gora, nearby the Arctic Ocean. In 45 days he covered a distance of 1000 kilometers and was the first westerner to climb the high Porozhny […]

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Saint Petersburg (Leningrad)

On October 31, 2011 By

I love this city. I first visited with my parents when I was eleven. Its museums (Hermitage, Russian Art, St. Isaac Cathedral, Navy, Zoology), theaters, stunningly beautiful architecture all had a huge impact on me even at this age. Later I visited Leningrad many more times. I spent 5 years there as a student of […]

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Impressions of Moscow

On October 8, 2011 By

My introduction to Russia was through Moscow. I flew into the Domodedovo Airport, met Vlad, and we jumped on the Airtrain into the city center. The 45 minute Airttrain ride was my first opportunity to actually hear people speak Russian which is an impossible language to understand. I loved looking out the window at the […]

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Kaa-Khem Trip Report

On September 28, 2011 By

About a year ago Zach and I drove home after our traditional Tuolumne river trip and talked about our plans. As always I pressed him with my idea of running rivers in Siberia. Zach was probably tired after our trip or just relaxed before the dinner with some vodka in my house because suddenly he […]

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Photos from the Kaa-Khem

On September 25, 2011 By

This summer we did a 12 day expedition to the Kaa-Khem in the Tuvan region of Siberia. It was a wonderful trip through an untraveled country. Here are some of our photos:

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Sayan Oka Video

On September 24, 2011 By

For next year we’re planning a trip to the Sayan Oka River in the Sayan Mountains of Siberia. Below is video from another trip there.

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