American Volunteer Helps Build the Great Baikal Trail
New video from Russia Today interviewing our American volunteer Bill Brown that came to Siberia with his wife Kate to help out Great Baikal Trail. Bill took part in the summer project “The Giants of Siberian Taiga” and now helps a lot in the office.
Tourism: Wild But Civilized
A piece about Great Baikal Trail from the film “Baikal Day Anthology”. The volunteer movement is quite wide-spread in the West. This movement becomes more popular in Russia too. To work on a trail building project means to take part in the development of tourism on Lake Baikal and in the preservation of the unique ecosystem of the lake.
GBT does the work that is necessary for thousands of hikers. This project is aimed at the region development. That’s why in 2012 the volunteer project got support from En+ Group, the biggest company in the sphere of energy and metal industry in Russia. Thanks for that support our volunteers stay in new tents and work with good and solid tools.
Russia Today and GBT
Mark Ames from Russia Today visits a volunteer camp working on a trail around Lake Baikal, the "Pearl of Siberia." The journalist met the volunteers that worked on the trail that goes from Listvyanka to Bolshie Koty in Pribaikalsky National Park and interviewed Elena Agarkova and Syles Morrison from Australia who told him about their reasons to come to Lake Baikal to participate in the GBT project.
The video is about Eco-English Camp, a project that unites studying English, volunteer work and environmental education. For ten days, volunteers work on the trail building, create songs and informational boards, and clean garbage from the camp sites. Every day an experienced teacher holds lessons on the English language and international volunteers assist in it.
GBT Fun (2006)
A merry video shot in 2006 with the peppy music of Nightwish. On the video you can see everything that is connected with our organization: trail building and trail structures construction, workshops and seminars, traveling in the Baikal area and just plain fun time in a company of good and optimistic people.
Great Baikal Trail Sing-a-Long
One more music video shot by our volunteers on a project in Baikalsky Reserve. Funny guys from the USA, Nick and Dylan, composed a song about all the project participants: Eugeneya, Sveta, Ludo, Dima, Olyesya, Garret and Lena. Maybe you will come one day to participate in our project and sing with them: Oh Baikal, Bai-kaaaal, Baikal, Bai-kaaaaal
Trail Creation by Stefan and Sasha
One more interesting video – an animation made by our volunteers Stefan and Sasha from Germany. It was shot in 2009 in Maksimikha, Buryat Republic.
Russia Today Channel Visits Tankhoi
A video in English shows the visit of Russia Today reporters to our camp in Baikalsky Zapovednik. Julia Senkiv, an experienced crew leader and translator, explains to a reporter what it means to work on the trail and why it is necessary to build trails. It’s the second out of three videos that this channel made about us. Enjoy!