Winter Baikal is a skating rink polished by Siberian winter storms and covering the same area as a small country. Its tranquility is illusive, since dormant mud volcanoes are giving a glimpse of thousands frozen bubbles forming under the ice. We will explore the vast ice of Maloe More strait and see the Baikal from the top of Mamay mountain, we will listen to the legends of Olkhon Shamans and to the songs of the wind in the age-old Taiga. We will dash through the transparent ice to a chorus of resonant husky barking and we will certainly taste the treasures of the lake.
— what is «hair ice», hummock fields and «sokui» ice clumps;
— what booming noice generates ice cracking on Baikal in winter;
— what cave paintings in the cave of Shamanka Rock depict;
— why sagaan-dali energises better than coffee, how many pinches of dough a buuz traditionally have, how local omul and sig «raskolotka» meal is prepared.