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Kamchatka Sep 2018: tour photos

Impressions from our Tour to Kamchakta during Sep 2018:
View to Koryaksky (l) and Avachinsky volcano (r) from the field next to our base in Elizovo. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View to Koryaksky (l) and Avachinsky volcano (r) from the field next to our base in Elizovo. (Photo:... [info]
(458 Éxitos)
Koryaksky stratovolcano (Sep 2018) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Koryaksky stratovolcano (Sep 2018) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(507 Éxitos)
Avachinsky volcano with the somma structure (new summit cone built within a half-open summit caldera) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Avachinsky volcano with the somma structure (new summit cone built within a half-open summit caldera... [info]
(402 Éxitos)
Photographing Koryaksky and Avachinsky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Photographing Koryaksky and Avachinsky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(468 Éxitos)
Short break on the long drive to Kozyrevsk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Short break on the long drive to Kozyrevsk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(366 Éxitos)
Livio walking through the purple tundra in the morning. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Livio walking through the purple tundra in the morning. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(345 Éxitos)
Sunrays and shadows with the cones of Klyuchevskoy and Kamen volcanoes from the hill near the Stolik hut. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sunrays and shadows with the cones of Klyuchevskoy and Kamen volcanoes from the hill near the Stolik... [info]
(338 Éxitos)
View towards our first camp at the Stolik hut. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards our first camp at the Stolik hut. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(302 Éxitos)
Intense red patches on the surface of an old lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Intense red patches on the surface of an old lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(415 Éxitos)
Ushkovsky, Klyuchevskoy, Kamen and Bezymianny volcanoes are ligned up in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ushkovsky, Klyuchevskoy, Kamen and Bezymianny volcanoes are ligned up in the background. (Photo: Tom... [info]
(398 Éxitos)
Marina and Livio crossing a small snow field (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Marina and Livio crossing a small snow field (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(413 Éxitos)
A bear grazes on berries, not giving us any attention whatsoever. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A bear grazes on berries, not giving us any attention whatsoever. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(298 Éxitos)
Camp and Apochonchik hut (east side of Klyuchevskoy) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Camp and Apochonchik hut (east side of Klyuchevskoy) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(338 Éxitos)
Curious ground squirrels are seen frequently. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Curious ground squirrels are seen frequently. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(305 Éxitos)
Old instructions for the hut's first aid kit in black and white on a blue wall. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Old instructions for the hut's first aid kit in black and white on a blue wall. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer... [info]
(295 Éxitos)
...walking in the rain (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
...walking in the rain (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(324 Éxitos)
Boarding the helicopter to Karymsky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Boarding the helicopter to Karymsky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(407 Éxitos)
The helicopter is effectively a flying bus. We have everything we need (and more) for 3 days in a very remote area. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The helicopter is effectively a flying bus. We have everything we need (and more) for 3 days in a ve... [info]
(366 Éxitos)
Rugged mountain peaks on the flight north. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Rugged mountain peaks on the flight north. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(356 Éxitos)
Sometimes, the helicopter passes only  tens of meters above mountain ridges. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sometimes, the helicopter passes only tens of meters above mountain ridges. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(328 Éxitos)
The sights from the flight are textbook illustrations of geomorphology: here, we cross a classic glacial valley. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The sights from the flight are textbook illustrations of geomorphology: here, we cross a classic gla... [info]
(299 Éxitos)
The bottom of the valley is covered by swamps and has a small round lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The bottom of the valley is covered by swamps and has a small round lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(294 Éxitos)
We pass the range of Zhupanovsky volcano, which last erupted a year earlier (when we were passing the same route in helicopter!)... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
We pass the range of Zhupanovsky volcano, which last erupted a year earlier (when we were passing th... [info]
(305 Éxitos)
Zupanovsky volcano is one of the Eastern Range's principal volcanoes; it has an elongated summit with 3 main vents. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zupanovsky volcano is one of the Eastern Range's principal volcanoes; it has an elongated summit wit... [info]
(299 Éxitos)
Zhupanovsky valley north of the massif. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zhupanovsky valley north of the massif. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(285 Éxitos)
Next to Zhupanovsky, the eroded remnants of an older stratovolcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Next to Zhupanovsky, the eroded remnants of an older stratovolcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(298 Éxitos)
At this time of year, the tundra is colored green, yellow and intense red. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
At this time of year, the tundra is colored green, yellow and intense red. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(263 Éxitos)
View over Karymsky Lake (Akademia Nauk volcano), shortly before entering the Karymsky caldera. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View over Karymsky Lake (Akademia Nauk volcano), shortly before entering the Karymsky caldera. (Phot... [info]
(268 Éxitos)
In the northern background, Mali Semiachik volcano with its flat top containing the famous acid lake can be seen. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
In the northern background, Mali Semiachik volcano with its flat top containing the famous acid lake... [info]
(261 Éxitos)
The young cone of Karymsky volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The young cone of Karymsky volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(279 Éxitos)
Karymsky volcano and the volcanologists' hut where we will stay along with accompanying scientists from the Institute of Volcanology of the Academy of Sciences during the next 3 days. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Karymsky volcano and the volcanologists' hut where we will stay along with accompanying scientists f... [info]
(373 Éxitos)
Most of our group decides to camp outside for more privacy. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Most of our group decides to camp outside for more privacy. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(349 Éxitos)
Very nice weather during an excursion to the feet of the volcano's summit cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Very nice weather during an excursion to the feet of the volcano's summit cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer... [info]
(278 Éxitos)
Much of the ground is covered by a thick layer of black sand, which is the deposit from the decade-long, ongoing eruption of the volcano with intermittent mild to moderate explosions. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Much of the ground is covered by a thick layer of black sand, which is the deposit from the decade-l... [info]
(272 Éxitos)
View towards Maly Semiachik volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards Maly Semiachik volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(275 Éxitos)
Small ash emissions at sunset. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small ash emissions at sunset. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(299 Éxitos)
Ash emissions from Karymsky volcano in the beginning of the blue hour. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash emissions from Karymsky volcano in the beginning of the blue hour. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(264 Éxitos)
Jiri at work (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Jiri at work (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(279 Éxitos)
Our hut (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our hut (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(286 Éxitos)
Room #1 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Room #1 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(279 Éxitos)
Stairway to second floor (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Stairway to second floor (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(270 Éxitos)
Romantic picture on the wall, perhaps to cheer up staff during cold and dark nights in the winter? The hut was built in the 70s and until the Peristroika period, it was permanently manned by staff from the Institute, to monitor the volcano 24x7. Today, lack of funding and the possibility of monitoring of the volcano with automated and remote instruments makes it unnecessary to have people on location all the time... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Romantic picture on the wall, perhaps to cheer up staff during cold and dark nights in the winter? T... [info]
(289 Éxitos)
Room #2 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Room #2 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(274 Éxitos)
Part of the library (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Part of the library (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(239 Éxitos)
The generator room (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The generator room (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(253 Éxitos)
Morning snack with fresh caviar (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Morning snack with fresh caviar (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(288 Éxitos)
Bridge over the river towards natural hot springs. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Bridge over the river towards natural hot springs. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(258 Éxitos)
A small waterfall nearby... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A small waterfall nearby... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(258 Éxitos)
The helicopter has come again to pick us up. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The helicopter has come again to pick us up. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(257 Éxitos)
Eroded volcanic mountains on the flight back (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eroded volcanic mountains on the flight back (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(267 Éxitos)
View towards the distant Sredinny range in the center of the peninsula. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards the distant Sredinny range in the center of the peninsula. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(236 Éxitos)
Glacial valley (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Glacial valley (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(224 Éxitos)
Mutnovsky hut (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Mutnovsky hut (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(234 Éxitos)
Group of people in Mutnovsky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Group of people in Mutnovsky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(236 Éxitos)
Heike with gas mask (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Heike with gas mask (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(268 Éxitos)
Fumarole inside a dried-up black mud pond (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Fumarole inside a dried-up black mud pond (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(240 Éxitos)
On the way back from Mutnovsky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
On the way back from Mutnovsky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(215 Éxitos)
Jay and Paul taking photographs along the way. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Jay and Paul taking photographs along the way. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(230 Éxitos)
We start to return in the afternoon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
We start to return in the afternoon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(248 Éxitos)
Derek, Peter and Andrej (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Derek, Peter and Andrej (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(246 Éxitos)
Custom-build vehicle suited well to get quite far up into the valley of Mutnovsky. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Custom-build vehicle suited well to get quite far up into the valley of Mutnovsky. (Photo: Tom Pfeif... [info]
(255 Éxitos)
A 70 m tall waterfall rains into a deep gorge formed by the meltwater stream from Mutnovsky. Far below, Paul and Jay... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A 70 m tall waterfall rains into a deep gorge formed by the meltwater stream from Mutnovsky. Far bel... [info]
(234 Éxitos)
Wall picture in the hut to warm up during cold nights... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wall picture in the hut to warm up during cold nights... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(257 Éxitos)
Small waterfall near the hut (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small waterfall near the hut (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(222 Éxitos)
The polished rocks and broken-off pieces reveal columnar structures formed by the slow cooling of an ancient lava flow, now cut by the waterfall. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The polished rocks and broken-off pieces reveal columnar structures formed by the slow cooling of an... [info]
(230 Éxitos)
Stream near the hut (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Stream near the hut (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(198 Éxitos)
Small ice tunnel (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small ice tunnel (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(270 Éxitos)
Our great cook (Aliona) and driver (Sascha) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our great cook (Aliona) and driver (Sascha) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(232 Éxitos)
Walking over a prehistoric massive lava flow toward an old lava cave. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Walking over a prehistoric massive lava flow toward an old lava cave. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(209 Éxitos)
The entrance to the large lava tube, partially covered with ice. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The entrance to the large lava tube, partially covered with ice. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(201 Éxitos)
Entering the cave (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Entering the cave (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(194 Éxitos)
Plants holding on to tiny cracks in the lava rock faces. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Plants holding on to tiny cracks in the lava rock faces. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(184 Éxitos)
View of the ice field in front of the cave (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the ice field in front of the cave (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(186 Éxitos)
Marina, our charming co-guide (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Marina, our charming co-guide (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(195 Éxitos)
Improvized lunch break (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Improvized lunch break (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(232 Éxitos)
Andrej on a lava ridge with Viliuchinsky volcano in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Andrej on a lava ridge with Viliuchinsky volcano in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(187 Éxitos)

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