Adrenaline in winter and summer
Summer for lovers of extreme sports - a great time: it is possible to practice difficult stunts mountain bike, tame the waves kite and test the suspension of his SUV in the thick mud. What do sports fans "on the edge" in the winter when everything is covered with snow, rivers and lakes are icebound, and the thrill still want to? We know the alternatives.
Do you miss summer Canoeing or kayaking? Then you definitely appreciate such a course of extreme winter, as the snow kayaking! Turbulent mountain rivers here you do not need - enough to find a snow-covered hillside. Of the equipment for this sport will need all the same kayak (single boat) and two-sided paddle to balance and control - all in the usual kayaking, only the snow. Before you climb the mountain, most importantly - learn how to keep the balance. Descent kayak is possible to make almost any slope (low preferable for beginners and the absence of glacial make it easier to control the speed). However, both in Europe and in Russia there are extreme athletes who in the pursuit of sensation down the dangerous and perhaps the steep icy slopes. To what stage of extreme walk in the snow kayaking - you decide. The main thing - do not forget to grease the bottom of the kayak for better glide.
Base on which you can try yourself in snow kayaking, there are in Russia, for example in Sorochany, Yakhroma or resort Sheregesh (Kemerovo region).
I enjoy rock climbing, but in winter the possibility to go to the mountains there, and climb on the artificial slopes too boring for you? We encourage you to try ice climbing - to overcome the icy slopes of the natural (eg, frozen waterfalls) or synthetic origin. To conquer the mountain of ice, you will need insurance (similar to the one that applied in the usual climbing), as well as ice picks or special metal hooks (ice-fify) to be driven into the ice to stay on the surface. On the feet need special shoes (sometimes referred to as "Cat") with metal teeth. Ice climbing has long been separated in mountaineering in a separate area: worldwide competitions of this winter sport, including in our country. When the Russian Mountaineering Federation even created ice climbing committee, which is responsible for promoting the sport. In Russia and held a championship (in 2014-2016 it was held in Kirov). For beginners, interested ice climbing, it is useful to go to Yakhroma, as well as on special ledodromah, for example, in Moscow in the Park "Moscow Alps" or Red Point climbing gym.
It would seem, in the winter to come up with a replacement kiting - speed skating on the water due to controlled athlete kite (kite) - impossible. However, such a direction as snowkiting, was to emerge in the 70-ies of the last century on the slopes of the Alps, and appeared in Russia about 20 years ago. In this sport it is also necessary to control the kite, just on snow or ice! In this case, the athlete can choose to outfit your taste and move around on skis or snowboard, and the bravest may even try to direct the kite skating. Insufficiently extreme? Some daredevils combined and freestyle kiting, ie also perform various tricks. In Russia, the birthplace of snowkiting is fristaylicheskogo Moscow.
Today, snowkiting and direction developed in major cities such as Moscow (and suburbs), Ekaterinburg, Samara, Kazan, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok, even: it is carried out mass arrivals, arrange competitions and even teach snowkiting school children and adults. School is widely known for kiteboarding and snowkiting on Lake Plescheevo, and in Moscow - in Strogino.
In a typical bike in the summer at least once, but every ride, but with snow (or ski) bike just do not know everything. Although this bike even invented after the Second World War in the United States, it is very popular, he has not yet enjoyed. Skibayk like an ordinary mountain bike: the same steering wheel, pedals and body, only instead of the front wheel in his skis, and the rear is Track. Principle of operation - as in a conventional bicycle: the faster the pedaling, the faster you go. As the track is perfect for a snowy slope (it is better to choose the one in which the least glaciations, or ski slips). By the way, the most desperate extremals already complement the ordinary, "boring" descend on this bike tricks and jumps of varying difficulty.
In Europe (in particular in the Alps) has long held competitions skibaykingu. And while in Russia, this sport is not very developed, buy ski bike in our stores is already quite real.
Do you think that the chase on typewriters on the open road can be only in the summer and in the winter will have to settle indoor racetrack? This is not true! Today is actively developing the winter karting. Here's all the same: speed driving on racing typewriters, maps that change one's shoes in the cold in the studded tires, but not on asphalt and on snow-covered or - more interestingly - on an icy road! Such sensations, perhaps, will be even more abruptly those that can be obtained from the kart in the summer. In this sport it does not matter whether you're a beginner or a professional.
Drive on winter card can be in Moscow and the Moscow region. One of the most famous outdoor areas - track "Beacon" (Moscow, Dmitrov district), which is open all year round.
Who's talking about the adventure on your 4 x 4? Trophy-raids in the winter become even more extreme! Uncovering their iron horses - and forward, to lay new roads on frozen ground, snow and ice. Trophy raid - this is not just a competition on speed. The first is a test of what your capable SUVs in the wild, as well as a test for sharpness and the ability to find the shortest way, even in winter impassable thickets, among the snowdrifts, fallen trees and roots sticking up. The best way to approach such an extreme race, of course, a powerful SUV.
Check out their forces go to the "Ladoga Trophy", which is a purely Russian competition has become international. For the first few years of the tracks on the Karelian Isthmus attracted a lot of foreign fans the trophy-raids.