Mysteries of Mangazeya – 2019. The travelers overcame the most difficult part of the route
16:32 5 июня 2019
Категории: News in English
The expedition “Mangazeya-2019” set off from the settlement Krasnoselkoup on the 29th of May. Five travelers are going by three boats from the ancient town Mangazeya to New Mangazeya (the settlement Staroturukhansk, Krasnoyarsk Krai). Exactly on this way the domestic pioneers of the 17th century reached the Yenisei River. In the beginning of the 17th century famous Yerofey Khabarov, a resident of Mangazeya, the explorer of the Amur River region went exactly on this route to the east that was unknown in those days.
On the 1st of June the participants of the expedition came to the most difficult part – the place of the terrestrial portage between two river systems – the Ob and the Yenisei. The most dramatic events in the chronology of the historical-geographical expedition took place on the 2nd-the 3rd of June on the place of the portage (Volok). This information was given by the deputy head of the expedition Denis Kalinin on the satellite telephone.
“On the 1st of June the expedition reached the extreme point of the Ob-Taz water system. The Perevalnaya River disappeared into a huge swamp. Then the very terrestrial part, which is called “Volok of Yerofey Khabarov”, began. During almost two days the participants of the expedition overcame the distance in three and a half kilometers to Perevalnoye Lake, where the nameless river leading to the Yenisei water system flows to. Two days of struggle with ice, debris, frozen soil, intertwined bushes. In the previous three days the expedition overcame 70 kilometers per day, and now three kilometers in two days. Twice in the last day we launched a quadcopter, which helped us to find the way to Perevalnoye Lake. We walked, carried boats, supplies, fuel on ourselves. Then rowed the boats, cut the path through with help of axes and saws. At the end of the second day of struggling the expedition came to the shore of Perevalnoye Lake. The first stage of the expedition was successfully completed. The place of the portage was reached. On the lake there is ice, but there are ice-free areas with clean water, thus, the team has already overcome the water obstacle and crossed the border between Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and Krasnoyarsk Krai. Now we are equipping the camp and intend to spend the next day, exploring the location, where in the old days the route led from the Taz River to the Yenisei River, from Mangazeya to New Mangazeya”, Denis Kalinin told in details.
On the 5th of June the expedition raised the camp on Perevalnoye Lake and went to the east towards Yenisei on the Pokotylky River.
During next several days the travelers intend to pass the entire “route of Yerofey Khabarov” to New Mangazeya in the mouth of the Turukhan River near its flow to the Yenisei.
The expedition “Mangazeya-2019” is dedicated to the 35th anniversary of the company “Gazprom dobycha Yamburg” and is being conducted under the aegis of the Yamal branch of the Russian Geographical Society. The following organizations are among the sponsors: “Gazprom trade union”, “Achimgaz”, the Project Office for the development of the Arctic, the museum of fine arts of Noviy Urengoy, “Yamal Photo” and others.