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Baikal is the‑ deepest and most ancient lake of the planet
Program of Events:
Download pdf with pictures July 16, Tuesday: Greetings to Baikal. - 12:00 group departure from Irkutsk; - lunch with Buryat specialties on the way; - arrival at Kurminsky Bay, check-in; - evening swimming in Baikal in a free mode without a program, walking in the surroundings; - presentation of the camp program; - dinner & getting to know each other. July 17, Wednesday: immersion - meeting Baikal, group test swim 1-3 km (choose the distance at your wish and condition); - lunch; - swim as you walk: master class on Total Immersion by Alexander Bazanov; - working out the TI technique in water; - free time (for example, a photo walk along the surrounding hills). July 18, Friday: Olkhon and Ogoy islands - reach Olkhon island by boat, it is the‑ largest island of Baikal and the world center of shamanism; disembark at the start of X-Waters Baikal 6 km Sunday swim, checking the swim distance track; - swim from Olkhon to Ogoy island, get out to the beach, walk up to the Buddhist stupa, one of the best views of the Small Sea and the distances of our swims, selfies and mantras. Distances: 2 km‑ there and 2 km‑ back; - lunch at the camp on the beach; - TI-clinic, working on the technique (optional); - free time, walking in Olkhon; - return to the mainland. July 19, Thursday: swim the islands On this day, we will swim to three beautiful rocky islands, where only birds live, we will get out from water, enjoy and photograph each island. Total distance = 6.5 km (with 3 or 4 visits to the islands). - swimming around three islands: Sharga-Dagan - Ptichy (Oltrek) ‑ Borga-Dagan; - lunch: - TI-clinic‑ working on the technique (optional); - free time, rest, beach activities, camera hunt for gophers, etc. July 20, Saturday. Travel deep into Olkhon / free time. On this day, you can choose what to do and‑ go on a car tour of Olkhon (for extra fee), or relax, meet arriving swim participants, and go on a trekking tour around the Kurma Bay. - 8:00 - 19:00 car tour of Olkhon to Cape Khoboy (including the crossing to the island and back), on the way - lunch and a meeting with the shaman. Or free time on the mainland; - 19:00 pasta-party for all participants of the camp and Sunday swims; - joint shaman rituals for good weather on the day of the swim; - return to the mainland, checking the X-WATERS Baikal swim route 6 km. July 21, Sunday: big swim day! On this day, there are two swims, for which you can also register separately: - 8:00 am Participants of the X-WATERS Baikal swim 6 km reach the starting point on the island Olkhon; - 8:45 pre-start briefing for 6 km; - 9:00 start of X-WATERS Baikal swim 6 km‑ from Olkhon, passing Ogoy island - to the mainland! Time limit: 3 hours; - 12:30 Pre-start briefing for 1 Baikal Mile; - 13:00 start of the X-WATERS Baikal swim for 1 Baikal mile. Time limit is 1 hour; - 13:00-15:00 field lunch at the finish for all participants of the swim; - 15:00 Awards to the winners and celebrations; - 17:00 group departure to Irkutsk. Download program in pdf What's included in the Camp: - Registration for the swim on 21.07 for any distance or both. - Organization of swimming on 17-21.07. - Accompanying guides and lifeguards on the water (for registered co-travellers - the‑ opportunity to escort by water and visit the same places: islands, etc.) - Travel by boats from and to swimming spots. - Working out the swimming technique using the Total Immersion system. - Welcome dinner, field lunch at Olkhon, pasta party before the start, lunch after the finish. - Shaman ceremony. - Swimmers Party after the swim, award ceremony, authentic show program. - Medals, caps, individual safety buoys for the time of all swims. - Special set of unique branded souvenirs. - Accident insurance with coverage of 200 thousand rubles. What is not included in the camp: - Flight, accommodation in Irkutsk. - Transfer from Irkutsk and back (please select separately). - Accommodation (please pay separately). - Olkhon Tour (please select separately). - Catering (except for the above). - Everything that is not listed in the "What's Included" section.
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