Ultramarathon runner Ilya Davydov. Photo: http://raduga-omsk.ru/news/256767/

08 September 2021, 15:17

Charity run draws attention to problem of hiking in Dagestan

Despite the worsening weather in Dagestani mountains, Ivan Davydov, a untramarathon runner, continues his charity run aiming to draw attention to the problem of providing palliative care to children and to promote the development of walking tourism (hiking) in Northern Caucasus.

Dagestan possesses potentials for hiking, but it needs the proper infrastructure in place and attraction highly paid guides, the tour operators interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" assert.

On September 7, the sixth day of his run, Ivan Davydov reached Kumukh. According to his story, in all the dwelling settlements where he stopped, he was warmly greeted by local residents.

Ivan Davydov has explained that he plans to lay a hiking route across the entire Caucasus to be used by outdoor enthusiasts. Many already know about this and are interested in details, he said. "The information about my run has been posted on major sports publics; so many already know about it. They are already asking if it is possible to go there by cars or bicycles. They have interest," Ivan has noted.

He has added that a route across Dagestan is almost ready. "We are planning to make several branches of the route with different difficulty levels. Now, work is underway to create a website where all the data will be presented. We'll try to do everything at the European level. In some sections, we need to clear the path, set up signs and mark places where travellers can set up tents. The Caucasus is a pearl, but poorly explored yet," Mr Davydov is sure.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 8, 2021 at 06:06 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Rasul Magomedov; Source: CK correspondent

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