14:00 Start of the climb.
The Mutnovsky volcano impresses by the fact that the ascending takes place along the crack inside the volcano. The crater of the volcano is of a special interest, because of mud volcanoes, acid pools, hissing fumaroles, surrounded by bright yellow collars of sulfur crystals, hot gurgling mud boilers, boiling lakes.The ascent is not too difficult. Total distance is 900 meters which takes about 3 hours to get to the top. The tourist path passes through lava flows and cinder fields. One of the fascinating aspects of the ascent is "kekurniki" – hardened lava outcrops of various shapes. We will have a snack on the top of the volcano after which the main craters will be explored. The same path leads back to the vehicle. Total route time is 6 – 7 hours.