Mutnovsky Volcano
Natural Park "Volcanoes of Kamchatka" cluster "South Kamchatka"

Mutnovsky Volcano (2323 m / 7621 ft) is 80 km (50 miles) away from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. It has four merged cones. The volcano has fumarole fields that are probably the most powerful in Kamchatka and in the world. It’s a smaller version of Valley of Geysers and located in the crater of the volcano. The titan is richly painted: blue glaciers, yellow sulfide deposits, steep crater walls play the whole palette of colors – all of these can be found on Mutnovsky Volcano.  Inside the crater the Vulkannaya River cuts through the bottom and the sides of the northern crater. Its output forms a powerful 80-meter (263 ft) waterfall forming a deep canyon below:  Ovrag Opasny (dangerous ravine). Weather here, independent of the time of the year, is very unstable and unpredictable. Time of ascent during the summer period is determined by the amount of un-melted snow at a particular time. Travelled distance during the climb may differ considerably. Total hike time: 6 km (4 mi) forth and 26 km (16 mi) back.