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One of FAQs is “How to make it from Yakutsk to Chukotka overland?” Here is the living answer. Follow Moscovite’s 4wd expedition launched in the early March 2012 and about to complete by the end of the current month.
They started in Nerungri, South Yakutia, and plan to finish in Chukotka. I think, it should be Pevek.
Their route is Nerungri – Yakutsk – Kyubyume – Oymyakon – Kyubyume – Ust Nera – Sinegorie (Magadan Oblast, see the above photo) – Susuman – Magadan – Kadykchan – Ust Nera (back to Yakutia) – Sasyr – Zyryanka – Srednekolymsk – Bilibino (Chukotka) – … and once again Chukotka.
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.
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.
Uploaded pictures to show how the spring is progressing at my place, in Yakutsk, Yakutia / Russia. Btw, Yakutsk is considered to be the world’s coldest city.
On April 10th, we had just an ordinary winter-like day. On April 16, snow and ice roads started melting. In a week, there was no snow at all and trees began preparing for blossom. In May, the spring zestoretic is already in all its glory.
An unparalleled scientific experiment is being carried out in the Pleistocene Park nature reserve in northern part of Russia’s Sakha Republic (Siberia). The aim of the project is to recreate the ancient grasslands that were widespread in the region during the last ice age.
About 10,000 years ago, the northern Yakut grasslands, also known as Mammoth-tundra, were populated by a diverse set of large and medium herbivore species, such as wooly mammoths, wild horses, reindeer, and bison. Read more >>
Karl Bushby in Chile. Doing his journey back home on foot. From from Puntas Arenas, Chile.
Hooray! Tonight I will do an interview with Karl Bushby, who is the UK adventurer. He is on his 21st Century Odyssey. The expedition. Alone. Almost 14 years. On foot.
He started his walking around the world from the sourthern point of South America, from Puntas Arenas, Chile, reached Alaska, crossed the Bering Streight, and made it from Anadyr (Chukotka) to Sredne-Kolymsk, East Yakutia.