Building the First Environmental Trail System in Russia
The Great Baikal Trail
This is one of the first videos about the organization and the project Great Baikal Trail. Our projects are held on the shores of the unique Lake Baikal, the deepest and the oldest lake on the planet. The world experience shows that one of the only ways to preserve the extraordinary nature of the lake is to develop ecotourism. That’s why in 2003 we started creating the system of ecological trails.
On May 7, GBT volunteers and team from Pribaikalsky National Park took part in litter pick-up on the bank of the Angara River not far from the village of Bolshaya Rechka. By combined efforts 40 bags of trash were gathered.
On May 1-5, eight members of GBT team ascended Munku-Sagan-Sardyk - the highest peak of the Eastern Sayan (its elevation is 11 453,41 feet!). In Buryat, Munku-Sagan-Sardyk means "For Ever White Mountain".