Winter Alpine school in Aktru Valley


New Year in the mountains

30th December 2019 - 8th January 2020 

Christmas in the mountains
January 3-8, 2020

Type of activity: mountaineering (alpine climbing), trekking, freeride, backcountry skiing
Area: Severo-Chyjski Ridge, Altai
Duration: 10 days (including transfer)
Tour price: Check in number 1. New Year in the mountains - 38500 RUB if you book before 30 st of   April 2019. The price will be 53 400 RUB after that date. You will save 14 900 RUB if you book in advance. 
Tour price: Check in number  2. Christmas in the mountains - 30500 RUB if you book before 30 st of April 2019. The price will be 45 400 RUB after that date. You will save 14 900 RUB if you book in advance. Special favorable conditions for companies of 3 people!
Price includes: сook service with chief and food three times a day (meat, fish, etc.) - if you are vegetarian, please let us know about it in advance; cantina, New Year Eve party with all food and drink; off road transfer to alpine base and back (80 km. in a special off road vehicle with heating for passengers); common gear (gas stoves, gas, kitchen gear); accommodation in wooden huts with heating and fire place; first aid kit; guides; group alpine gear (ropes and so on); satellite phone and radio for emergency, personal mountaineering equipment: safety system, helmet, ice ax, universal cats, trigger device, zhumar, carbines, self-insurance - is provided free of charge.
Price doesn't include: flight to Novosibirsk and back; transfer from Novosibirsk to Kuray Village and back, food while transfer from Novosibirsk to Kuray Village and back, individual gear renting; sauna; insurance


Winter Alpine School in Altai Mountains it's amazing chance to spend New Year Eve in the snowy mountains in a warm wooden huts. Also this is a great option to get the theory and practice in mountaineering and alpine climbing and just having fun in a warm company of friends.

You will pass a number of exciting activities and training in mountaineering and alpine climbing, and also to make some real rock climbing in the mountains at the top of more than 4000 meters above sea level. Summits possible from the easiest 1B rate to the hardest 4B rate. All summits you will make together with experienced and certificated instructors.

Aktru Valley is the lovely place for the mountaineers, climbers and skiers. Despite this, Aktru Valley not easily enough: a few hours to be «bombarded» to Alpine base on the off road on a prepared 4x4 - military vehicle. It is a real adventure!


Program of the school: 

  • Rest in Altai Mountains in the wooden huts with fire place in a warm company of friends.

  • Alpine climbing course for beginners and advanced climbers.

  • Snow, ice and rock climbing trainings with any type of gear.

  • Real summits on simple walking peaks and on serious peaks.

  • During free time - skiing and snowboarding (real freeride in the wild).

  • Summits on Aktru Mountain, Karatash Mountain, Stajerov Peak different rate routes.

  • Surrounding by white snowy mountain peaks you will spend a New Year Eve!

High level of comfort

Every year, we are sparing no effort and time to arrange the most comfortable environment imaginable in these difficult winter mountains! Warm wooden huts, cozy fireplace and a Russian stove.

Real sauna in the mountains on the shore of ice-covered lake. For you - quality meals (natural meat and fish, vegetables and homemade cakes from the Russian stove) and a festive New Year's Eve table! Upholstered furniture, clean comfortable rooms, beds with bed linen and electricity in the evenings. Common-room and dining area in wooden style.

In the mountains you will work with certificated mountaineering instructors, and to ensure your comfortable stay on the alpine base will be the cooks and helpers.

This is a unique journey into the mountains on the level of comfort! We can say - this in Siberia in these mountains nobody does! 

2_small.jpgFor whom this adventure?

This adventure will be awesome adventure for travelers who only start their way to the peaks and for advanced climbers as well.

Due to an individual work, high level of professional instructors and a huge selection of climbing routes, this School interested climbers, mountaineers and mountain tourists all keen travelers. If you are only going to join the mysterious world of the snow-white peaks - we promise to gently introduce you to the universe of exciting adventures.

Thanks to good conditions of accommodation, quality food, proximity to places of training and a variety of routes for active outputs - you will spend unforgettable days of  in the mountainous fairy tale!

Important details

  • After school you will get the certificate and title - Mountaineer of Russia.
  • This adventure for you if you are real fan of outdoor and mountains. Even if you don't have any climbing experience.
  • Under the supervision of instructors on real climbing routes you will get your personal skills by an individual work. Instructors accompanies each bundle - coordinate your actions, teaching techniques and tactics of movement along the route, in full control of your safety.
  • Every day after trainings and summits will be briefing.
  • A rich program with a deep dive into the world of exciting alpine climbing. Program of the school: the technique and tactics, especially passing the mountain routes, work with the full range of mountaineering equipment, honing skills installation point coverage on a real relief, the organization of belay stations and their practical application, improving techniques, improvement actions to automatism, training climbing and safe passage glaciers.
  • Friendly and professional team of instructors, guides and organizers with years of experience and the experience of climbing in many parts of the world. Sports programs and training led by certified instructor of Mountaineering Federation methodologists in mountaineering.
  • The cost of school includes all the necessary common equipment. Equipment only high-quality and modern, the leading European manufacturers, from ropes and ending points of the belay devices. To have your equipment are welcome!
  • Personal equipment, according to the list of necessary equipment, not included in the price. You can rent personal equipment.
  • We will send you gear list, detailed information and member form receiving your tour request.
  • You will order tour by 10000 RUB deposit. In case of refusal no later than one month before the start of the tour, deposit will no refund. It will remain in your «account» to pay for future tours during the year.

Day by day description

3_small.jpgDay 1. Meeting all members of the group in Novosibirsk. Evening transfer to Kuray Village.

Day 2. Arriving to Kuray Village. Transfer to Alpane base in Aktru Valley. Sauna, New Year Eve party.

Day 3. Acclimatize. Trainings with groups (snow and ice alpine techniques).

Day 4. Trainings with groups (snow and ice alpine techniques).

Day 5. Summit day.

Day 6. Rest day. Sauna. Free time.

Day 7. Summit day.

Day 8. Trainings with groups (snow and ice alpine techniques).

Day 9. Transfer to Kuray Village and to Novosibirsk.

Day 10. Arrival in Novosibirsk in the morning before lunch. End of the trip.

Schedule is average. It depends on weather and shape of students.

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