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Stopover 01/13
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Legal or illegal?

Du 1 April 2017 au 31 May 2017
Kuril Islands

Actions carried out

12 summits, first ski descents.

-> Trailerr of the movie Freeride aux Kouriles

Summary of the stopover

These isolated volcanic islands are since centuries disputed territory between Japan and Russia. Spring is knocking on the door, the snow is melting and we do not have our permits yet. A stopover at Severo-Kourilsk takes us back to the Cold War. We are suspected of spying: our objective of skiing the volcanoes’virgin slopes seems to unreal. These islands are truly inaccessible, only a few abandoned military bases testify that a human presence has been here. The foxes, seals, orcas and birds by the hundreds feel at home here. We keep facing obstacles, but we conquer our first descents one by one. Each stopover is an adventure, a rare discovery leaving a mark on our spirits.