One of the world wonders – the Valley of Geyser – is located amongst the mountains of the Eastern Volcanic Belt at more than 500 meter height, in the basin of one of the inflows of Shumnaya River.
Kronotsky Biosphere State Reserve was founded in 1934. Its area is 1142 thousand ha, of which 135 thousand ha is accounted by water area. It is located on the eastern shore of the Kamchatka peninsula and is bordered by natural boundaries - the rivers Chazhma and Semyachik, the pacific Ocean shore, and the Valaginsky Ridge.
It all started in January 1990, when the magazine North Expanses raised the idea of holding sled dog races in Kamchatka Peninsula, and soon thereafter, the Fund of People of North, Siberia, and Far East of Russia founded the racing committee "Beringia", with Alexander Pechen heading it.