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TAXI… ANYONE?

Baking-hot valleys and bone-chilling peaks. Gauchos and geysers. Mineral springs and moonscapes. The Andes have one hell of a range, says Ciara Parkes

First, an admission: I’m not the fittest person. I like a good, bracing walk – who doesn’t? — but five hours of vertical climbing? At high altitude? In 30°C heat? Not so much.

But I was in the Andes, and that’s what you do in the Andes. You walk, as they have done here for thousands of years. We were at the crossroads of Argentina’s most ancient trade routes, where the pre-Inca peoples hawked their wares, and

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men, machines and mountains!

Three friends with a shared interest in riding motorbikes bobby off to the French Alps and, thanks to a duo of GoPro Hero 3s, we go with them for the ride. The story is told by Matt Hawker

The situation: three blokes with a mid-life need for adventure. The opportunity: a four day window in which to make a dash to the French Alps and back. The mode of transport: motorbikes of course!

When Darren, a seasoned biker, informed Matt (myself), a lapsed biker, of his plans to ride out into Europe envy was stirred. Of course, rather than justify

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Sports Centre was opened on the site of the burnt schools in the Altai Mountains

Center, built on the site of the burnt a few years ago Sports School, opened on Wednesday plenipotentiary representative of the President in the Siberian Federal District Viktor Tolokonskiy, which is in the Altai Mountains on a working visit.

Center is built in accordance with modern standards — with showers, spectator bleachers, wrestling mats, playgrounds, gym. Like the gym is not even in the capital, it is planned to hold competitions of national and inter-regional levels. 

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In the highest mountain Elbrus established a monument to Vysotsky

In the village of Tegenkeli in Elbrus, a monument to Vladimir Vysotsky. This memorial was the most mountainous of the statues of the poet and actor — he is at an altitude of about 2000 meters above sea level.

As the press service of the Elbrus region of Kabardino-Balkaria, the opening of the monument came to art aficionados Vladimir Vysotsky, students, locals and tourists. "I am very pleased that AmBisome is a monument here in the mountains of Elbrus, which he so loved and glorified, where creating masterpieces of Soviet bard music" — said at the opening

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Started working a new substation in Krasnaya Polyana — Sports

In the mountain cluster Sochi set to the operating voltage of 110 kV new substation "Sports." This power facility is the fifth and final in a network of substations in the mountains.

 "Sports" is located near the finish area of the Olympic ski slopes, "Rose Farm" at an altitude of 1800 meters above sea level. Thus, the substation "Sports" became the most high in Krasnaya Polyana. It will provide energy Olympic sports facilities in the mountains, in particular, extreme park "Rose Farm"

The building of 110 kV done in alpine style and looks like a

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The largest stadium of the Altai Mountains reopens after renovation

The largest stadium of the Altai Mountains, where they will train teams of the Republic opened in the regional capital of the solemn transfer of the symbolic key and a relay race.

  

At the opening of the most important sports facilities of the republic, which is held in Gorno-Altaisk on Friday night, performed songs about sports, music, performed by a brass band Byisk. The handing over of the symbolic key. Was the final race relay race at the II stage of All Games of labor collectives, the awarding of outstanding athletes.

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Sports Centre was opened on the site of the burnt schools in the Altai Mountains

Center, built on the site of the burnt a few years ago Sports School, opened on Wednesday plenipotentiary representative of the President in the Siberian Federal District Viktor Tolokonskiy, which is in the Altai Mountains on a working visit.

Center is built in accordance with modern standards — with showers, spectator bleachers, wrestling mats, playgrounds, gym. Like the gym is not even in the capital, it is planned to hold competitions of national and inter-regional levels. 

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In the Sayan mountains got a second rail corridor — Mansky tunnel

 

In the Sayan mountains got a second rail corridor — Mansky tunnel. The first was created in Soviet times, it does not cope with the flow of modern trains.

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Two million conifer seedlings planted in the Altai Mountains this year

Planting conifer seedlings on the ground and burned logging of past years resulted in the Altai Mountains, this year, the region’s two million trees were planted, said the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic.

Pine plantation in nursery AU RA "Karakoksha forest"

On Friday, in the Altai Republic finished planting seedlings of coniferous trees. Foresters planted two million seedlings of larch, cedar, pine and fir trees on 540 hectares in the different regions of the country in the field of old burnt wood, deforestation and forest glades. 

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Two million conifer seedlings planted in the Altai Mountains this year

Planting conifer seedlings on the ground and burned logging of past years resulted in the Altai Mountains, this year, the region’s two million trees were planted, said the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic.

Pine plantation in nursery AU RA "Karakoksha forest"

On Friday, in the Altai Republic finished planting seedlings of coniferous trees. Foresters planted two million seedlings of larch, cedar, pine and fir trees on 540 hectares in the different regions of the country in the field of old burnt wood, deforestation and forest glades. 

"The employees of autonomous institutions of forest and

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