These are pictures of Lake Baikal in Siberia which has frozen in ice. You might have seen several rivers frozen but this is a really enthralling lake Baikal. The patterns of ice make it different from other frozen rivers. These skaters cross 400Kms of ice in less than 2 weeks, with thin crust of ice below you, you can easily land in trouble while walking on this lake.
About 2 years ago people thought of conquering the Baikal Lake. The first thoughts were, of course, a little crazy: go around the lake or at least from the South to the North. Then it turned out that the ice is rarely pure in the South and North, and there you can just dig in the snow – and get off the route.So began to emerge a more realistic option: Olkhon Buguldeika, Listvyanka … Began to look for a command. It turned out that people do not understand me a little skating in the matter. Sometimes it feels slightly shifted when you stare with round eyes with phrases like: “In skating? You’re there to kill you the first time – it’s hard to f … “,” you there because the wind will blow that fly so far to Barguzin … “,” Fly to Irkutsk in Europe is worth. “My soothing phrases in response to these pochemuchek were simple: “Yes, there are special horses! And find a cheap ticket, “” In the same cabin and camp sites are everywhere – will hide as Sarma blows. ” Soothing phrases have not worked – and the guys who went to: Who in the Khibiny, who in Sayan, traditional skiing.I think if I just did not have the power to infect enthusiastic about his friends rented a diploma Physical-Technical Institute in the year, there was some anxiety for the future and uncertainty.
One course I did not go – the dream of all cooked in the head once a year. But she’s so weary that this year just decided, I go! He began to write friends and strangers to Irkutsk, which could help in the preparation of an adequate route and help in organizing the transport.First, a whole head broke, how best to make the route to nowhere to get stuck, and a lot of time to look at. People’s opinions were very different. Someone suggested to base 25 kilometers a day, someone 50. Ice lake is always changing: the snow falls, or a crack on the hummocks find – and write-lost even 10 miles a day pass.
Here are the pictures of the tour on the ice of Baikal Lake.