On the first day of the project, volunteers will have to get from the village of Bolshoe Goloustnoe along with their personal items, general equipment, and foodstuffs will go by foot to the Ushkania valley, (~7,5 km), where the camp will be pitched. On the last day of the project, volunteers will return to Irkutsk from Bolshoe Goloustnoe.
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 the GBT volunteers
Days-off: During the project, provided that the physical condition of the group is good, a one-day hike to the creek valley Malaya Kadilnaya and a tour in the Chapel cave awaits the participants. Also volunteers will have a chance to try Russian banya.