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Conquering the North

11 February 2013

Inspiring is the only word for it as eight travellers set off on 10 February on a two month journey through some of the world's most testing conditions.

The two month odyssey will cover more than 4,000 kilometres of winter trail and more than 3,000 kilometres of untrodden snow land. Picture: Dmitry Kulik

Starting from Tyumen in Western Siberia, they are marking the 70th anniversary of conquering Cape Chelyuskin, the northernmost point in the Eurasian continent, and the 100th anniversary of discovery of the Northern Land Archipelago.

Calling their trip 'Northern Land',  they are travelling in two standard GAZ-33081 'Yeger' trucks, reports Itar-Tass.

After leaving Tyumen, the modern-day explorers - six men and two women - will take in Novy Urengoy, Norilsk, Khatanga, Lake Taimyr, Cape Chelyuskin, the Northern Land Archipelago (Severnaya Zemlya, separating the Kara and Laptev seas), Cape Chelyuskin, Lake Taimyr, Khatanga, Norilsk, Novy Urengoy before returning to their starting point.

'We are going to cross the world's northernmost forest of Ary-Mas, the world's northernmost Byrranga mountains, the world's northernmost Taimyr Lake to Cape Chelyuskin, the most northern point in the Eurasian continent,' said Dmitry Kulik, the expedition's organiser, who comes from Tyumen.

Northern Land expedition Siberia


Northern Land expedition Siberia


Northern Land expedition Siberia


Northern Land expedition Siberia

'We are going to cross the world's northernmost forest of Ary-Mas, the world's northernmost Byrranga mountains, the world's northernmost Taimyr Lake to Cape Chelyuskin, the most northern point in the Eurasian continent,' said Dmitry Kulik (pictured above by his car), the expedition's organiser, who comes from Tyumen. Pictures: Dmitry Kulik

'The expedition comprises extreme lovers, including two women, from Tyumen, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Nizhnevartovsk,' reported Itar-Tass.

'All of them have been tested in various extreme conditions and are ready for heavy trials. They include drivers, mechanics, a doctor, a photographer, a video operator and a radioman. The travellers will transmit travel information to the mainland. They want to make a documentary about their trip when they return home'.

Their two month odyssey will cover more than 4,000 kilometres of winter trail and more than 3,000 kilometres of untrodden snow land. 

In total they will cover around 11,000 km.

Good luck to these adventurers - The Siberian Times will report on their historic trip. 

Northern Land expedition Siberia


Northern Land expedition Siberia

Comments (1)

how can i join this trip??????
Ben, Australia
11/02/2013 21:23
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