Сообщения за Январь, 2019

Cold, frost and silence of Siberian nature

Cold, frost and silence of Siberian nature in a winter trip on skis. Zangisan river, January 2018.  It was the coldest time of the month, but we survived! Incredible views, feeling myself in a fairy-tale, with sparkling snow under the feet (and yet-unfrozen river, as we found out once started the route). Great winter memories of our beautiful home-land.

Winter trip on skis to Zangisan river

"I take a step and with the cracking sound I fall down with two feet under the ice. For some seconds I become numb and shocked. Pictures rush through my head like ice water is now pouring into boots and the river flow starts carrying me away under the ice. "Get out"  - a signal bumps into my head but heavy backpack is pulling me down. I get my feet out to the edge of ice and look down — it’s empty and the dry ice has broken off, and only at the bottom there is rushing water :-) Uh, thanks God! - I breathe out with relief. From this ice-hole we took drinking water for dinner, and the next morning the river got frozen again. " - notes from the diary of the weekend hike on the river. M.Zangisan, January 2019.