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National Research University Higher School of EconomicsNewsOn CampusKayaking, Climbing, and More Ideas How to Spend Summer

Kayaking, Climbing, and More Ideas How to Spend Summer

Studies and work can only be effective if recreation is also organized properly. The HSE Extreme Sports Club has come up with several ideas on how to have an active and energetic rest in spring and summer.

May trekking in Krasnodar Krai

Dates: May 3 – 8, 2017



The route offers the trekkers magnificent river canyons, spectacular waterfalls, and mysterious dolmens. The participants will visit Kiselev Rock, one of the locations of a popular Russian film, The Diamond Arm. Everyone is welcome to take part!

More information (in Russian)

Trekking in Crimean Mountains

Dates: May 1 – 8, 2017

The trekkers will have seven days visiting the Ghost Valley, Chatyrdag Plateau, and the famous Crimean caves. They will conquer South Demerji, ride horses, spend two nights at the coast, walk around Yalta and Alushta, see the Swallow’s Nest Castle, and take a boat ride in the open sea. They will even be able to open the beach season and hopefully get a tan under the mild May sun.

More information (in Russian)

27th HSE Open Tourist Rally

Dates: May 27 – 28, 2017


The HSE Extreme Sports Club invites everyone to spend a weekend in the Moscow region (Khotkovo). At the camp, the participants will be able to experience the backpacking life,  cook a lunch on a campfire, go through an obstacle course, participate in the Night Watch game, and of course, sing songs by the fire with a cup of freshly-made mulled wine.

More information (in Russian)

Kayaking on Chirka-Kem River

Dates: June 23 – July 2, 2017

A traditional level-up water route. Each year, the HSE Extreme Sports Club is joined by more experienced water tourists, who aim for new goals and achieve them.

More information (in Russian)

Kayaking in Karelia: South Shuya River

Dates: June 30 – July 9, 2017


A traditional Extreme Sports Club trip to Karelia. South Shuya is one of Karelia’s most picturesque routes. A beautiful river and unique nature, interesting whitewaters and obstacles, and the company of like-minded people. This water trip will have everything you need for a great time!

More information (in Russian)

Kitesurfing camp on a wild beach

Dates: July 23 – 20, 2017; August 13 – 20, 2017

Do you want to learn to kite, to experience the euphoria of flight and freedom? You are welcome to the HSE Kite Camp – leisure on the Black Sea coast, wild beaches, the most beautiful sunsets, and, of course, learning kite surfing.

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Trip to the Caucasus Mountains

Dates: August 5 – 12, 2017

This trip along the West Caucasus mountains will no doubt be rich with impressions: trekking along mountain rivers and passes, climbing up the Thab and Papai mountains, rock climbing lessons, and training with climbing equipment. Even those who have no previous experience of trekking or climbing can participate.

More information (in Russian)

Climbing Elbrus

Dates: August 20 – 30, 2017


This summer, the Extreme Sports Club members will climb Elbrus again. The climb will be dedicated to the 25th anniversary of HSE.

More information (in Russian)

For the last 18 years, the HSE Extreme Sports Club has been organizing joint tours, hiking trips and expeditions for university students, staff, and their friends, as well as competitions in both summer and winter sports. Join the club to learn new skills, meet new friends and visit the most exciting places on the planet! Information on future events is available on the Club’s page in Vkontakte (in Russian) and on the Club’s website (in Russian).