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Manpupuner, Russia



cover photo by Fabrizio Fortuna  


Location added by Fabrizio Fortuna


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Coordinates : 62.21521969957248, 59.30374483185333 (Open in Google Maps)

Subjects : The trip offers countless photographic ideas, obviously the Fibrous Quartz Monoliths of Manpupuner are absolutely unmissable, hoping to find human conditions to be able to photograph them, (the expedition prior to ours has found a visibility at one meter). The taiga is wonderful in February, gorgeous and mystical at night. From the Plateau of Manpupuner, with the canvas, you can photograph the Arctic Urals, huge distances that I have never seen in Italy. The Pečora River itself gives possibilities for fantastic shots.

Recommended equipment : Wide angle, medium canvas, super canvases, quality tripod (with spurs is better), you photograph in very strong wind conditions. ATTENTION! Appropriate technical clothing is strongly recommended, temperatures can exceed -40.

Best months : The best photographic opportunities are found in the winter period, in February, the monoliths become very white, because they are covered with a layer of ice.

How to get there : The Journey starts from Syktyvkar, reachable by domestic flights from St. Petersburg and Moscow, from there you go by car to Troitsko-Pechorsk (About 500 km). The next day there are another 150 km of cars to get to the small village of Ust-Unya, here, if the road conditions allow, you travel by car another 60 km (in case of impassable road you start already from Ust-Unya by snowmobile). Arrived at the limit of the taiga we start with the first 55 km by snowmobile in the forest. You sleep in a small wooden hut (electricity provided by a generator, no running water, no toilet). The next day is expected to arrive on the plateau of Manpupuner, there are about 110 km of snowmobile, of which 3/4 on the river Pečora (on the river the snowmobile is more difficult to control, the risk of losing control of the vehicle and falling is high (I know something about it, I think I fell into the fresh snow, at least, 50/60 times). You arrive on the Manpupuner plateau at night, not before having passed about 200 meters of dangerous path (it is the only point of the journey where you have to be really careful). The return is exactly as articulated as the outward journey, the same route, the same stops.

Visits : The site can be visited for an hour, no longer. The guardians of the park (there are 4 and live in a small shelter near the monoliths) record the income and expenses, they are fiscal. Yes, it's a tough, days-long trip to stay there for only an hour.

Notes : Trip that requires a good physical condition. The alien beauty of the place is incredible. The Journey, tough, in difficult conditions, helps to make this experience unique and unforgettable.


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