where the Earth bares its soul
List for trips to Kamchatka (standard programs)
a few lightweight, easily washable items for city wear.
1 long-sleeve, 1 short-sleeve.
wool blend or pile pants (side-leg zippers are helpful);
lightweight, full-length pants;
polypropylene, nylon or wool blends;
light gaiters (excellent against scree on volcano ascents).
thermal top and bottom Regular, everyday type.
pile jacket or heavy sweater;
thick "Patagonia" jacket.
wool or pile hat;
light sun hat with wide brim;
Gore-Tex parka for rain and wind (must fit over bulky
Gore-Tex windpants with side zips are best to get over your boots.
thick gloves (wool, pile or polypropylene);
thin liner gloves.
(bring 3 pairs)
heavy-duty (wool or pile);
athletic-type (cotton or synthetic);
summer or 3 season sleeping bag (rated between +15°F and
sleeping pad, for in Kamchatka we spend a few overnights in tents.
light hiking boots with traction soles;
special footwear for rafting, otherwise Russian rubber boots are
runners leather boots for "Bear and volcanoes" program only.
plastic bowl cup and spoon;
two 1-quart plastic water-bottles.
daypack for summit climb;
2000- 2600 cu" with ice axe loop.
Ski poles or telescoping poles are a good idea to have, but are
UVP sunglasses with side protectors;
good repellent spray;
personal kit (soap, toothbrush, toilet articles);
repair kit (needle, thread, nylon cord repair, repair tape, safety
headlamp with spare batteries;
sunblock and lipstick (SPF 30+)
small combination lock for duffels stuff bags (assorted sizes
plastic zip lock bags (various sizes);
any prescription medications;
dried soups, instant cereals, fig newtons, candy bars,
power bars, dried grapes, dried fruit, peanut butter, hard candy,
gumdrops, chewing gum, instant coffee, tea or cocoa, powdered
drink mix (i.e.: gatorade).
camera, lenses and film;
pictures of home, family, friends;
rubber sink stopper for hotel sinks;
adapter for any electrical appliances.
of the Gorely volcano with the lake in it
Russia / Neizvedanny Mir Company
Saint Petersburg, Fontanka embankment, 59