The war took away our mountains: our passion, our work and our lifeblood.
Until February 24, 2022, for more than 10 years we have been showing people the beauty of our native Carpathians, as well as conducting expeditions to the most remote corners of the planet: Patagonia, the Himalayas, the Fan Mountains, Alaska, New Zealand. Several thousand people learned about the world around us in more than 45 countries. We gave people joy, discovered their inner potential, gave them strength and inspiration to do good and build the future. We achieved all this ourselves, through the hard work of the whole team.
Today, Ukrainians do not have the opportunity to admire the beauty of the mountains and explore the world. Today we are fighting for our existence; we are fighting for the right to live in a free and prosperous country, which has been built so persistently for the last 30 years and which they so cynically want to take away from us.
We can't show you the mountains right now. Every guide and employee of our club is contributing to the victory over the russian invaders. Since the beginning of the war, we have focused on finding and delivering certified CAT tourniquets and hemostatic remedies for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. We are buying medicines, equipment, communication tools, bulletproof vests and other supplies that are needed.
Our office has become a temporary shelter for people fleeing the war. We donated all our mountain equipment, supplies of freeze-dried food, walkie-talkies, navigation systems, etc. to the needs of our defenders. Our guides are working as volunteers in the Defense Forces, the Red Cross and refugee centers. We were able to do this at the expense of our reserves and donations of our tourists and like-minded people.
Now our team needs your help. Please support us and buy a virtual tour to the Carpathian Mountains for a symbolic price and help us to keep looking after our team and continue to fight against russian aggression. With the proceeds, we will continue to purchase hemostatic remedies for our defenders, as well as conduct rehabilitation tours for refugees from Ukrainian cities that have suffered genocide (when it becomes possible). We believe and we know that nature heals mental wounds. We are ready to do what we can do, in order to help Ukraine and our fellow citizens.
After the war, anyone who makes a donation and wants to see the beauty of our mountains will be able to use it as a prepayment for atour. We will be happy to introduce you to the Carpathians. We only need a peaceful sky - and then everything will be Ukraine.
Russian missiles took away from us our colleague, friend and the soul of the club - Vladimir Tretyak, an expert in organizing the most difficult expeditions. It is impossible to convey our pain. It is difficult to imagine how we will be without him...
Volodymyr died during the shelling of a peacekeeping ground near Lviv, 40 km from the Polish border. He died for freedom not only in Ukraine but in the whole of Europe.