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Siberia - expedition opportunity
« on: February 23, 2003, 11:02:08 pm »
Dmitri Perliev, from Piligrim.org contacted us with the following information:
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Dear fellow caver,

Piligrim caving club is right now in the process of sheduling
caving trips for 2003 and hopes cavers from your country could
join us in spring or summer.

General information about Piligrim caving club is available at
http://www.piligrim.org
I just wanted to emphasize that our activities
are not entirely commercial. We provide funding for our club's
non-porfit initiatives aimed at taking youths away from drugs,
alchohol and crime in Minusinsk - our headquarters city south
of Krasnoyarsk.

Beginning May 1 we can host groups of up to 6 people and take
them around known caves in Krasnoyarsk region and republic of
Khakassiya. Duration may vary to fit your preferences, but in
the past we've done 10 and 14 days projects. We have a 4wd van
and a driver to accompany us all the time, plus guides, a cook
and an interpretor (me). In summer we live in tents, but if it
is too cold for that, we'll arrange lodging at local villages
in typical wooden houses, heated by firewood stoves. Please be
aware there is no centralized water supply, toilet is outside
and electricity may be unstable. However, we do believe Russian
hospitality and proximity to virgin nature will compensate it.
As to hygiene we ask locals to heat up their saunas as needed.

We charge $665 per person for a 10 day trip, out of which $150
is actual expense for food, housing, petrol and accidentials.
$250 is split between personnel and $250 is club fee. $15 is
visa support government charge.

In order to issue an official invitation that helps you get a
Russian visa, we should have information about each visitor:

Full name:
Date and place of birth:
Citizenship:
Gender:
Passport number and validity dates:
Employer's name, address and fax:
Position held at work:
City where you apply for visa:
Emergency person's name and contacts:

The arrival points are airports or railroad stations of Abakan
(Khakassiya) or Krasnoyarsk (Krasnoyarsk region). We prefer the
last option, because flights from Moscow to Krasnoyarsk are made
every day on a safe airplane and with convenient timetable.

Our last expedition with foreign participants was held in August
2002 with 2 cavers from Great Britain. They sent us a disc with
digitized pictures and we'll put it online as soon as it arrives.
For your reference e-mail addresses of those cavers as well as
other people we've previously hosted are on our website in the
"PAST EXPEDITIONS" section.

Please feel free to ask them or me for any other information.

Most respectfully,
Dmitri PERLIEV

Manager
Piligrim Caving Club

AVAILABLE CAVES (Length * Depth in m.)

Oreshnaya (conglomrate hrzntl) 43470*247
Badzheiskaya (hrzntl, a pitch) 6000*170
Torgashinskaya (vertical) 2965*176
Pandora's Box (vertical) 11000*195
Ungutskaya (???) 400*30
Cheremshanskaya (???) 570*45
Osinaya (???) 500*30
Cubinskaya (vertical) 3000*274
Zhenevskaya (horizontal) 6000*90
Lisanskaya (undgrnd river) 2100*100
Partizanskaya (horiznotal) 6649*135
Mayachnaya (???) 1100*60
Sim-Sim (???) 700*70
Ledopadnaya (vertical) 589*188
Koroleva (hrzntl + potential) 5070*172
Accord (vertical) 1315*139