The expedition «Attraction of the Arctic – The Taymyr Ring» will be started on the 16th February in Yamal
14:10 12 февраля 2015
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The autonomous arctic motor-car expedition «Attraction of the Arctic – The Taymyr Ring» will be started in Noviy Urengoy on the 16th of February. It is being conducted by the Expedition Center «ARCTICA» at support of the Russian Geographical Society and the company «Gazprom dobycha Urengoy».
Nine travelers from Moscow and Moscow Region, Nuremberg and Noviy Urengoy will participate in the expedition. By serial motor-cars they will go along the route Noviy Urengoy – Igarka – Norilsk – Dudinka – Dikson – Cape Chelyuskin. The planned route foresees reaching of the northernmost point of Eurasia – Cape Chelyuskin by motor-cars for the first time in history of the Arctic. Cape Chelyuskin was discovered by our compatriot 270 years ago. This information was given to a correspondent of IA «Sever-Press» by the organizers of the expedition. The action also will include passing through the northernmost forest in the world Ary-Mas, visiting of Lake Taymyr and the Byrranga Mountains. The travelers sent four off-road vehicles and two trailers with fuel from Moscow to Noviy Urengoy. In total the expedition is calculated for two months. The travelers will overcome more than 4000 kilometers along winter roads, 3000 kilometers of snowy fields. The total length will make 10 thousand kilometers. During the expedition the extreme travelers plan to conduct monitoring of state of abandoned settlements on the western coast of the Taymyr Peninsula.