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Trip Reports : Russian Federation
Skiing Kamchatka


In April 2002, NOLS instructors Melis Coady, Aubrey Knapp, Molly Loomis, and Keri Meagher traveled to Kamchatka, Russia for a 20-day ski-mountaineering expedition. This was the first all-women’s expedition to the area, which has seen little traffic from foreigners, due to strict security policies instated by the Soviet government, lifted only relatively recently. Melis and Molly were recipients of AAC Mountain Fellowship Fund Grants, which partially supported this extraordinary trip.


Shangri-la (def.) 

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