With eleven time zones' worth of Tiaga, tundra, virgin peaks, and off-the-dial whitewater, Mother Russia is beginning to open her doors to adventure travelers. If you're brave enough to take her on,...
Crossing the world's biggest country iby train, plane, reindeer, and foot, Outside's adventure scout uncovers a wilderness of opportunity
Karelia, the Kola Peninsula, and the Caucasus
The Subarctic Urals, Putorana Plateau, and the Altay Mountains
Lake Baikal, the Sayan Mountains, Kamchatka, and the Commander and Kuril Islands
The best advice? Read up, arm yourself with patience, and never, ever try to match your hosts' vodka intake.