In September 2013, Klyuchevskaya had resumed erupting.
Adventure of a lifetime in Kamchatka, Russia
Created: Feb 23, 2014
Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
100m (300ft) steam vent in another crater on Gorely.
Klyuchevskaya, 4835m (15,863ft) from alpine at 1000m (3200ft). It’s only 7000 years old.
Camp in a river washplain after coming off of Klyuchevskaya.
Bezymianny, another active volcano, from 4200m on Klyuchevskaya.
Inside the active crater of Mutnovsky.
Klyuchevskaya and Kamen from 2600m (8500ft)
We looked silly riding in slush, South of Termalny.
One of the craters on Gorely volcano.
Klyuchevskaya before Chris’s second attempt. Volcanic fumaroles cap the summit.
We were excited to see our first Kamchatka volcano from the airplane!
Mountaineers’ hut at the col, 3200m (10,500ft) between Klyuchevskaya and Kamen volcanoes.
Koryaksky volcano seen from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport, Yelizovo.
On the highway in Kamchatka.
Hut during the storm. The window had been broken by flying pebbles, picked up by very strong wind.
Electric bear fence around the tent.
Ash from Shiveluch volcano in Klyuchi.
Huge eruption of Klyuchevskaya in 1994, from space.
Alternating layers of ash and ice in the glacier.
Mountaineers’ hut at the col between Klyuchevskaya and Kamen volcanoes.
Some of our Russian friends. Chris is the guy in the dark red shirt.
Chris ready for his first attempt at Klyuchevskaya’s summit.
Road after flooding repairs, South of Kozyrevsk.
Volcanos poking through a carpet of clouds.
Start of our bike tour in Kamchatka. Note the mountaineering axe.
Just below the summit of Klyuchevskaya, noxious fumes steam out of the hot ground.
Camp in the grey afternoon.
Cinder (scoria) cones seen as we traversed the East slopes at 2100m (7000ft) on Klyuchevskaya.
Start of our 17-day mountaineering expedition to Klyuchevskaya.