Posts by: Zach

The City of Irkutsk

On January 10, 2012 By

We will start and finish our Sayan Oka river trip in one of the nicest cities of Siberia – Irkutsk. It is the gateway to the rivers of the Eastern Sayan Mountains and regions surrounding Lake Baikal.

Irkutsk began as a tiny fortress in 1661 at the confluence of the Irkut and Angara Rivers. […]

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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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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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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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