OverviewВулкан Бакенинг is a classic cone-shaped stratovolcano with a base diameterof about five kilometers. Its grandeur compared with the surrounding peaksemphasizes that its relative height is more than double. When viewed from thetop the one is sure that its neighborhood is nothing higher. Bakening was firstdescribed in the eighteenth century. Previously, he was called Top of Kamchatka, because there are starting three biggest rivers ofKamchatka – Kamchatka, Avacha and Bystraja.
There was already (besides the distance from standard airports) doneheliskiing at its slopes, and its surrounding is popular for hiking in thesummer time. What's more, there is still only a small amount of tourists.
Getting ThereIt is possible to get to the are of volcano Bakening(2278 m) by the main north-south road through Kamchatka – fromPetropavlovsk-Kamchatskij to Milkovo and followingly to the north. There iscurrently asphalt at the first 150 km; rest of the road is "Kamchatka's standard" – rocks & stones. You can see nicely Bakening volcano from the road. Just stop before the bridge over the river Pravaja Kamchatka. You can easily skin up on skis or walk on skis without skins, use snowshoes or just simply walk on the right riverside up to the valley of Pravaja Kamchatka towards Bakening volcano.
RouteSee trip report First CZ&SK ski descend from volcano Bakening (2278 m) at Kamchatka with detailed description of ascend and descend.
Red TapeTo get to Kamchatka-peninsula you need to have Russian visa and registration at OVIR. It is recommended to have local guide. All can be managed through one of Kamchatka's travel agent, for example.
When to ClimbBakening volcano is accessible through all the year.
CampingIt is possible to set up a campsite almost everywhere. It is needed to be careful in the spring time due to bears that are awakening from their long sleeping.
External LinksSki Kamchatka 2013 - first ski descend from volcano Bakening (2278 m)
Ski Kamchatka 2013 - overview of our activities in April-May 2013
SKI Камчатка 2013