My name is Semyon Geydelman, I am friend of Ilya
Krasik. I live in California, Bay Area. We graduated
from Leningrad Politechnical Institute in 1980 year.
We were members of Mountain Club during the student
In fact, he was my first "rukavoditel" during
winter (Karelia - 1 category) and summer (Kavkaz - 1
category) trips in 1977. I still have "spravki" (268K) about
trips written by him in 1977.
This photo is made in 1977 during training ski trip in
Zelenogorsk. On the photo you can see (from left to
right): Myself (location - California), Galya
Surina (Israel), Anya Krasik (Boston), Masha Raykin
(Boston), Oleg Becher (location unknown), Dima
Shusterman (Winter Park, Colorado). All are members
of Ilya Krasik's first group. After that he didn't
make any serious trips and I continued climbing
(5th categories and alpinist camps).
After emigration I did just short trips. I emigrated from Russia the same
day with Ilya, in March 1989. We lived together in
Italy during emigration for several months.
I have not seen him for a while (except one visit
during vacation) and in summer 1998 he got idea for the bike
trip with me in Switzerland. So we had a very good time.
I made a lot of pictures and video. Here are some e-mails between
Ilya and myself about this trip:
From Ilya Krasik:
Hi, Sema! How are you doing over there in your Sunny
California? I guess I "got a picture". By the way, I
am going to travel on the bike from Zurich to Geneva
in August for 11 days. So, you (and perhaps Dimich)
are welcome to joint. In any case, write me E-mail,
since you can reply on mine. It is my very first
E-mail from you. I don't know if I will be at CA in
the near future, but you are always welcome in Boston.
From Sam Geydelman:
Ilya, This sounds really interesting.. Can you
describe more detales about your trip: how long, how
many people etc.. What is your phone, anyway?
From Ilya Krasik:
Good morning, Sema! Thanks for calling last night.
Speaking of additional information about biking in
Europe in general and 11-days-tour from Zurich to
Geneva from 6 to 16 of August: You can call them at
1-800-736-bike company name is: CBT Tours (Chicago,
Illinois) Cost: $1045 I would suggest to call them for
details. It will be really great if you can joint.
Think about it...
I think,we should accept all-indoor-lodging because of
the following reasons:
1. The deal $1045+$50 extra vs. $1395 = $300 discount
2. "tak wipjem jze za to shtobi ni odna plichka ne
otrivalas ot kollektiva"
3. We would not carry a lot of staff like a slipping
4. We don't have any choice: "Golosovatj mozno! No
5. We will go camping together next time (any time).
Your old friend, Ilya
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