In summer 2013 an international group of kayakers from USA, Switzerland, UK, Latvia and Russia did a 10 days self-supported trip down the Kitoy and Biluti rivers in the middle of Sayan Mountains in Siberia which was organized by Adidas Sickline team paddler Tomass Marnics.

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The Sayan Mountains in Siberia lie near the border with Mongolia, a short distance from Lake Baikal and Irkutsk. A little known region for paddling, with only a few groups a year venturing into this mountainous wilderness, it offers superb multi-day opportunities for the adventurous paddler. We were to paddle two rivers on this trip; the Kitoy and Biluti. Both spectacular and worthy of the effort required getting there.

“Tameless” – The rivers of Siberia from Tomass Marnics on Vimeo.

More information about kayaking in Siberia on

Camera: Paul Cayol, Nigel Markey, Tomass Marnics
Additional cameras: Russell Patterson, Tony Gianfagna, Iain Embrey
Music: Jango
Editing: Tomass Marnics