#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The expedition is dedicated to the 280th anniversary of Semyon Chelyuskin’s journey, which discovered the northernmost point of Russia. It was organized by the master of sports of the USSR in mountaineering Dmitry Botov, who bears the title of Snow Leopard (these are climbers who have conquered the highest peaks). Travelers will travel on kiteboards (skiing under sail) and will go along the eastern coast of the Taimyr peninsula to cape Chelyuskin. The total length of the route will be 2200 kilometers.
As travelers note, their goal is to show that the Arctic is inhabited and its world is beautiful. The expedition members are planning to make a film about the development of the Arctic. In four episodes, they will talk about the geopolitical need to stake out the Russian North, about the origin of the Great Northern Expedition idea, about the history of the navigators school and the friendship between Semyon Chelyuskin and Vasily Pronchishchev, who led the northern expedition 280 years ago, and also about how the Russian North was conquered by the pioneers .
To do this, the members of the expedition plan to ski from Hatanga to Novorybnaya and tell about the life of local residents and reindeer herders. At the same time, the film crew will move on the all-terrain vehicle.
Then Botov and his associates will go to cape Chelyuskin across the impenetrable tundra, and the operators will fly there by helicopter and will be waiting for the athletes at the weather station.
The travelers are planning to shoot a whole series about the northern campaigns, which will be called Chelyuskin. The emperor’s task.
Earlier, we told that young scientists from the Krasnoyarsk region would receive money for research in the Arctic. We also talked about how Novosibirsk aircraft restorers were restoring the American military transport aircraft Douglas, which crashed on Taimyr in 1947.
Text: Ekaterina Elkanova, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko