Monday, November 12, 2012


Kamchatka is a peninsula off the east coast of Russia and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and Okhotsk Sea. It is predominately a mountainous region and has many volcanoes that are either active or extinct.  In total there are 30 active volcanoes and around 150 extinct volcanoes. The peninsula has the tallest volcano on the continent; called Klyuchevskoy Volcano that is 4750m above sea level. Kamchatka is an interesting place to observe since volcanoes are constantly being created in the area. The snow on the mountains does not melt until mid-July, giving winter athletes time to enjoy the snow.  This area also holds the title of most densely populated area of brown bears and having the only geyser field in Eurasia.

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