On the first day of the project, volunteers will have to get from Irkutsk to the village of Bolshie Koty by boat. From Bolshie Koty, along with their personal items, general equipment, and foodstuffs, the group will go by foot to the creek valley Varnachka, (~3 km), where the camp will be pitched. On the last day of the project, volunteers will return to Irkutsk from Bolshie Koty, also by boat.
The place of work will be located between 2-3 km from the camp. Volunteers will have to work with tools (shovels, pickaxes, handsaws, etc.), move logs and rocks, and build structures on the trail. Sometimes it will be necessary to transport personal items, camping equipment, and foodstuffs.
The volume of a backpack should be no less than 70 liters. In connection with the peculiarities of the local climate, it is necessary to take a waterproof, windbreaker jacket, a warm sweater, and trousers. It is also important to pay attention to shoes – they should be comfortable, light, and non-slip.
We strongly recommend future participants of the project to familiarize themselves with the list of necessary equipment
, information about tick safety
, and also with the general information for GBT volunteers
Days-off: In the first half of the project, volunteers will climb to the crag Skriper, from where an excellent view of Southern Baikal opens up. In the second half of the project, provided that the physical condition of the group is good, a one-day hike to the creek valley Malaya Kadil'naya and a tour in the Chapel cave awaits the participants.