Floating ATV’s with low pressure Arctic tires, produced by specialists of Russian Geographical Society Expeditionary Center, to work in difficult conditions of Russia's Far North.(click to expand)
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The route distance is about 10,000 km covers the ice of the Siberian rivers, expanses of Arctic tundra, and landfast and drifting ice of the Arctic seas of Russia. (click to expand)
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Mid-March, off-road vehicles are moving along the right bank of the Yenisei.
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Vehicles with their trailers.
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March 26: "Everything is fine over here. The weather is excellent -32 degrees Celcius, sunny, no wind."
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Vladimir Semenovich Chukova, expedition leader.
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Location March 29, 2016.
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Russian Arctic Cars: Great North Route Expedition 2016

Posted: Mar 31, 2016 07:38 pm EDT

 

(Correne Coetzer. This heads up originally appeared in 'Events and Expeditions' on Pythom.com)

 

Another set of Russian Cars, "Arktika-M”, is traveling in the Arctic, covering a route at the most Northern Borders of Russia, and “all-Russian historical-geographical expedition project, dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the Northern Sea Route.” The expedition takes place since February, with a planned end date end of May, 2016.

 

These two off-road vehicles are designed to operate all year round in the Arctic, says their website. 

 

The team commemorates the 400th anniversary of the Northern Sea Route. Furthermore they want to gather historical and geographical knowledge for the Russian Geographical Society. They are visiting settlements and polar stations along the way, examining developments in the region and visiting graves of discovers of the region. 

 

Route

 

The route distance is about 10,000 km covers the ice of the Siberian rivers, expanses of Arctic tundra, and landfast and drifting ice of the Arctic seas of Russia: "p. Ob - p. Yenisei - Norilsk - Taimyr Peninsula - pos.Hatanga - the mouth of the Lena river - village. Tiksi - pos. Chokurdakh - pos. Cherskiy - Pevek - Cape Schmidt - pos.Uelen - (Anadyr - Magadan).

 

The route start from the shores of the largest Siberian river, Ob, near the Taz Bay. Coming to the coast of the Kara Sea, the route goes east, and "Meeting the Sun" takes place along the coast of the Arctic Sea to the Bering Strait. Then they move to the south, to the shores of the Sea of Okhotsk, where they will finish three months later in the capital of Kolyma, Magadan. 

 

Team

 

Vladimir Semenovich Chukova (expedition leader), Ilya A. Freidovich, Nikolay Vladimirovich Nikulshin, Mikhail Denisov, Valery Nesterov, Eugene A. Polyakov,  Ivan Kokin, Yuri V. Zaruba, Alexander V. Elika and Andrey Menshikov. 

 

 

Latest Location

 

The team reported today, "The expedition is confidently moving along the Taimyr Peninsula's northern coastline. We stayed for the night on the Lomonosov Bay ice. At the moment, the expedition has covered 1981km of the journey. On March 31st we plan to camp on Kolchak Island and devote some time for radio communication."

 

 

 

 

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