Freeride. We are already used to this term, although no one is able to say what it is exactly, even the riders themselves. The word “freeride” is usually understood as free descent along an unfamiliar slope outside the laid tracks at the maximum possible speed under the given conditions. In a sense, this formulation is probably suitable. But this is only a miserable attempt to choose terminology, to drive into a narrow framework of the formula an absolutely immense concept, which includes philosophy, attitude to skiing, to oneself and perception of the Mountain … Perhaps the attitude to the Mountain is what distinguishes a rider from a beautifully skiing expert? That’s right, to the Mountain – with a capital letter, because all the people whom we call freeriders (they prefer to say something about themselves like “well, we know how to ski a bit”) have great respect for the Mountain. Otherwise, it’s simply impossible, Continue reading
Downhill for fans of extreme sports, like manna from heaven. This type of cycling allows you to throw out adrenaline and get a lot of emotions, as well as test yourself and your nerves for strength. After all, to get down safe and sound from the mountainside at maximum speed and at the same time not only lose control of the iron horse can be a tough nut.
Downhill: what is it?
By “downhill” we mean cycling on hilly and mountainous slopes with temporary obstacles. However, only at first glance to go down the mountain is not a sick thing. In reality, downhill tracks abound with steep descents and turns, a large number of jumps, stones and snags. Continue reading
Speleology (from the Greek. Spélaion – cave and lógos – word, doctrine) – a complex science, a branch of natural science engaged in a comprehensive study of caves – their geological origin, morphology, mineralization, microclimate, composition and properties of cave waters. As well as the organic world of caves (including speleofauna), the remains of an ancient material culture and modern practical use.
Speleology, as a branch of geology, namely karstology, mineralogy and hydrogeology, studies natural caves – their origin, evolution, age, morphology, mineralogy, ecosystem, hydrogeological and microclimatic features of the caves, their modern and ancient fauna, enclosing rocks.
The unreasonably wide application of the concept of “speleology” has come into fashion in Russia: the word “speleology” is often understood not only Continue reading