Вулкан 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.
Volcano Bakening (2278 m) as viewed from the valley of river Pravaja Kamchatka
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.
It 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.
The access to volcano Bakening-Happening is flat and little boring
Clouds are playing, Bakening in the background, the peak Palec (1225 m) on the right in the front