"Experiencing a beautiful adventure between friends in the cold is worth it."

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52°54'31.5" N 158°39'22.3" E

Date

July 2019

Cinematographic Edit

Olivier Sautet

Aerial Cinematography

Olivier Sautet

Photography

Matt Georges
Robin Christol

Story

 

4 years.

This is how long it took to gather and coordinate the four Kamchatka photoshoot essentials: The best local team, four world class riders, logistics (visas, permits, tickets, boat, tents, vehicles...), two photographers and a cameraman with unwavering dedication.

After all these years, I had this bad feeling that I was expecting too much, that only disappointment awaited me. The same feeling you get before a New Year's party full of false resolutions. So, it was with a heart full of passion and fear that I began this trip into the depths of Russia.

Located in the far east of Russia, Kamchatka is a huge volcanic peninsula covering 270,000 km². It was classified as an "ultra secret" military zone at the end of the second world war; the peninsula was therefore closed to visitors until the 90s. This has preserved the authenticity of the place and nature there has remained almost intact. Special permits are needed to venture from the capital and there is little to no infrastructure to get around.
The Pacific coast receives swells and winds, and it was there that we would be hanging out.

 

(Such a trip has an impact on our planet, so we took action to reduce carbon emissions globally offsetting 100 tons worth of carbon emissions.
Learn more on goldstandard.org)

"Because every moment spent in the water should be magical."

52°32'14.1" N 158°04'33.2" E

Music

  • Les choeurs de l'armée rouge

    - Kalinka - Bruit des vagues -
  • The palms

    - Push off -
  • Henry the archer

    - War -
  • Emerson lake and the palmer

    - From the beginning -

"Our guide wasn't an old, bearded, tattooed sea dog as we expected, but instead a petite brunette in her thirties: Kristina"

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Our local guide wasn't an old, bearded, tattooed sea dog as we expected, but instead a petite brunette in her thirties: Kristina. Don't get me wrong! She was born in the Kuril Islands, she runs a team of 6 sailors, she knows how to drive almost any motorized machine, she is VIP in the best club in town, and she makes her own vodka...!
552°24'10.1" N 158°26'03.0" E

"The team chosen are humble and polite people, and especially passionate about adventure."

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