On Saturday,July 25,a special cleanup event called #takebackwhatyoubrought will be held at Mount Toratau. Everyone is invited to participate.
The idea to make the ice cave more accessible to those who cannot experience its natural beauty due to health restrictions was proposed by Nyuta Federmesser during her visit to Ufa this August. Last weekend together with patients of the Oktyabrsky Nursing Home she visited Askinskaya Ice cave in the Karanyurt River valley.
These types of tours can be made possible with support from the regional authorities and NGOs. Currently the regional division of the Russian Geographical Society that has been leasing the site since 2017 is developing a project for the Presidential Grant Contest. As part of the redevelopment project it’s planned to asphalt a 2km road patch for better car access to the cave, to install aluminum rails and ramps, to buy a multi-passenger UAZ jeep truck and a snowmobile for all-year-round access for people with special needs. Inside the ice cave the stairs will be adapted for the comfort of people with special needs and also there will be a yurta for tourists.
If the project is successful, this natural site will be visited by people with special needs. This will be the first socially adapted natural site in Bashkortostan.
Source: press service of the Ministry of Family, Labor and
Social Protection of Bashkortostan