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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]
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Koryaksky stratovolcano (Sep 2018) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Koryaksky stratovolcano (Sep 2018) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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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]
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Photographing Koryaksky and Avachinsky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Photographing Koryaksky and Avachinsky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Short break on the long drive to Kozyrevsk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Short break on the long drive to Kozyrevsk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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Marina and Livio crossing a small snow field (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Marina and Livio crossing a small snow field (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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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]
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Camp and Apochonchik hut (east side of Klyuchevskoy) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Camp and Apochonchik hut (east side of Klyuchevskoy) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Curious ground squirrels are seen frequently. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Curious ground squirrels are seen frequently. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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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]
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...walking in the rain (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
...walking in the rain (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Boarding the helicopter to Karymsky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Boarding the helicopter to Karymsky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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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]
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Rugged mountain peaks on the flight north. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Rugged mountain peaks on the flight north. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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Zhupanovsky valley north of the massif. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zhupanovsky valley north of the massif. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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The young cone of Karymsky volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The young cone of Karymsky volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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View towards Maly Semiachik volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards Maly Semiachik volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Small ash emissions at sunset. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small ash emissions at sunset. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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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]
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Jiri at work (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Jiri at work (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Our hut (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our hut (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Room #1 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Room #1 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Stairway to second floor (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Stairway to second floor (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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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]
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Room #2 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Room #2 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Part of the library (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Part of the library (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The generator room (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The generator room (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Morning snack with fresh caviar (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Morning snack with fresh caviar (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Bridge over the river towards natural hot springs. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Bridge over the river towards natural hot springs. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A small waterfall nearby... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A small waterfall nearby... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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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]
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Eroded volcanic mountains on the flight back (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eroded volcanic mountains on the flight back (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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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]
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Glacial valley (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Glacial valley (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Mutnovsky hut (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Mutnovsky hut (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Group of people in Mutnovsky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Group of people in Mutnovsky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Heike with gas mask (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Heike with gas mask (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Fumarole inside a dried-up black mud pond (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Fumarole inside a dried-up black mud pond (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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On the way back from Mutnovsky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
On the way back from Mutnovsky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Jay and Paul taking photographs along the way. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Jay and Paul taking photographs along the way. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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We start to return in the afternoon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
We start to return in the afternoon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Derek, Peter and Andrej (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Derek, Peter and Andrej (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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Small waterfall near the hut (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small waterfall near the hut (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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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]
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Stream near the hut (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Stream near the hut (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Small ice tunnel (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small ice tunnel (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Our great cook (Aliona) and driver (Sascha) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our great cook (Aliona) and driver (Sascha) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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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]
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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]
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Entering the cave (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Entering the cave (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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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]
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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]
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Marina, our charming co-guide (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Marina, our charming co-guide (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Improvized lunch break (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Improvized lunch break (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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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]
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