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Russian high latitude fatbike expedition has been successfully finished [message #428] Tue, 23 April 2013 22:29
repovesi  is currently offline repovesi  Russian Federation
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23 Apr 2013 Russian high latitude fatbike expedition has been successfully reached the finish line in Pevek town, Chukchi Peninsula, Russian Federation.

Three expeditionists, citizens of Russia, from St. Petersburg city crossed approx. 300 km by fat-bikes via sahara of ice and snow.
Some facts of the expedition:

* It took 13 days from start in Billings village to finish in Pevek

* Average speed of moving was 5,5-10 km per hour

* The slowest speed of moving was 0,8 km per hour - the expeditionists waded snowstorm on foot

* Maximum wind speed was 40 meter per second

* Minimum temperature at night -31C

* Maximum temperature +5C

* 80% of distance was crossed in the bicycle saddle, 20% on foot duo to huge ice embacles

* the were many footprints of glacier bears, but luckily no bears were met

* only one time expeditionists saw anogher people - four icemen are living in polar weather station at Valkarkay.

* the route is on totally restricted for foreigners area of Chukchi Peninsula

* one-way airticket for one person Moscow-Pevek - approx 35 000RUR (~850 EUR)

* total expedition cost (for 3 people with bikes) - approx 500 000RUR (~12 000 EUR)

Phones of the expedition:
GSM: +7921 645 5653 Ann Kononova, information officer.

Photoalbum of expeditionist.

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[Updated on: Thu, 25 April 2013 21:19]

Sincerely yours, Mr. Repovesi

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