The Altitude 868 Pan-Russian project participants renewed an abandoned weather station located on the Rai-Iz Mountain, Polar Ural.
The weather station is located atop of a massive mountain group. This is where Polar Ural begins in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District.
The Green Arctic Environmental & Sociological Organization was the one to organize it.
The station is a reliable tourist base now, according to Andrey Rudnev, one of the expedition members and an Ural Federal University representative. Volunteers and students from different Russian regions removed all the waste, repaired the roof, insulated the station, and installed 2 chimneys.
Moreover, they re-planned the inside of the facility. There are 2 comfortable rooms with beds, tables and comfortable benches waiting for tourists now, according to the Organization’s official social network groups.
The station renovation began last year. Volunteers and students removed some waste and cleaned the surrounding area back then.
There are representatives of the B. N. Eltsin Ural Federal University, Vorkuta Branch of the Ukhta State Technical University, Center for the Arctic Tourism Trans-Regional Non-Profit Organization, Arctic Horizons Student Movement, Arctic Gladiators Sports & Technical Club, Yamaltur Public Tourist Agency, and Priuralsk Cossack Village Society among the volunteers.
The Altitude 868 project initiated by Green Arctic members in 2015 won a district grant contest in the Best Project for Domestic Tourism Promotion (700 000 rubles) and Best Project for Social Tourism (300 000 rubles) categories.
Implementation of various environmental projects is an integral part of the District environmental policy shaping.