While planning my second Altay trip, I came across a description of a not so classic run:
“The Greater Chili is (besides the Chulyshman) the biggest side stream of Teletskoye Lake. Unlike the Chulysman which has a well-developed lower valley, the Chili makes hard way cutting through the mountainous lakeside and creating one of the hardest whitewater in the Altai.
It had only been run 3 times so far, mostly because of the arduous 25 km hike in to the put-in. The game has changed now as Vasily Porsev did some Google Earth research and found an alternative route being only 7 kms long. It proved to be a valid option, but the trip is still pure adventure. Here’s a short flick from our run.