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After two-year exploration of Siberian roads by a BMW motorcycle, Walter Colebatch has finally released the DVD with his Sibirsky Extreme Project video stories.
If you are an adventure motorcyclist, you must know Walter Colebatch, you might meet him in Horizon Unlimited events or see his highly-discussed threads at AdvRider.com, the world’s best motorcyclist forum.
If not, here is a prompt answer. He was that Australian-British motorcyclist, who said three years ago, Yes, it is possible to bike solo through Siberia and even make it to Magadan through the Road of Bones. It was him, who explorered the BAM road, Vilyuisky Trakt (West Yakutia) and the old Road of Bones (East Yakutia)… and, yeah, he was a guy, who succeeded in getting to the Arctic Circle in Siberia (read ‘Yakutia’). Thanks to him, SIberia is full of international adventure motorcyclists.
A year ago Alexander Perelygin, a Magadan active traveller, did his second trekking to Stalin’s gulag camp called Butugychag. Horrible stories go around this place. Some survivers report there were brain surgery experiments done on prisoners. In graves, deads were found without heads.
Nowadays, the remains of the Butugychag gulag camp still remind us about the scaring history of the past. Take a look at Alexander’s photographs.
Graves on the way to Butugychag, the most preserved gulag in Kolyma
“At the place of Butugychag, 380 thousand people met their death. It is more than the total population of the mordern Magadan Oblast. It is the very place, where highly secret experiments on human brains were conducted. Indeed, it used to be the top secret spot on the map… I’ve heard much about this place, saw many photographs. I was pretty much eager to see it myself. So, in September 2010, I had such a chance to visit Butugychag,” says Alexander Perelygin, a Magadan resident, in his travel story.
Three In A Truck Expedition from Brisbane, Australia, via Russia's Siberia & Far East to Mongolia
Thanks to my blog AskYakutia.com, I manage to keep contacts with interesting expeditions taken place in Russia’s Siberia & Far East. Said once, “Why not announce the beginning of new exciting travels?” Said it and here I am publishing.
A few months ago I received an inquiry from Amanda, of Brisbane, Australia. She said that her family was about to start the adventure of the whole life. Embark a journey with her husband and a kid by a 4wd across Siberia.
Their plan was to start the way from Vladivostok, reach Yakutsk and go through the Kolyma Highway to Magadan and back to South Siberia, precisely to Lake Baikal. Finally, reach Mongolia.
By the start of the “Three In A Truck” expedition, their team grew up to five people. Their last message also said their vehicle had gone to Vladivostok by ship already.
Ok. Let my words be enough. Let them introduce themselves.