February 7, 2013 — exactly one year before the beginning of the XXII Olympic Winter Games — from Moscow launched "Polar expedition Amarok. The path of the northern wolf. "
Members of the expedition will pick-up brand
"Polar expedition Amarok», devoted to the upcoming XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi — it’s not just a demonstration of outstanding technical capabilities cars Volkswagen Amarok. An important mission of extreme rally — to convey the spirit of the Olympic movement in the most remote corners of Russia and convey the cultural diversity of the country, hosted the Winter Games in 2014.
The international team is planning to reach Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and for the first time in the history of the cross on the cars part of the Koryak Highlands and Central Range on the Kamchatka peninsula.
The route consists of three different areas of complexity that the team will have to overcome in three series and three Amarok "Northern wolves" — the so-called specially modified version of the pickup truck.
Expedition led by the famous traveler Alex Simakin and winner of four Guinness Rainer Tsitlou. Also in the "Polar Expedition AMAROK» includes professionals: lifeguard First Class Alexander Nesterov, one of the best auto mechanics Russian Andrey Ivanov, winner of international film festivals photographer Ilya Novikov and crew of TV channel "My Planet".
Over the course of the expedition can be followed on the website
The project is supported by ANO "Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic and XI Paralympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi" and the Russian Geographical Society.
Behind the team of the expedition left Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk. We represent your attention a brief chronology of the events of the segment Moscow-Yakutsk.
February 7 hosted the start of "Polar Expedition Amarok».
February 8. For the first days passed 1000 km. During stops around the expedition always going to truckers and local residents.
February 9 There have been several new markers on the way to a Guinness Record. Driving up to Ekaterinburg, the team stopped off at the border of Europe and Asia — the monument to the "Europe-Asia", which is located 40 km from Yekaterinburg.
Morning February 10 began to travel through the center of the "Ice City" — this fabulous city, built entirely out of ice in Yekaterinburg.
February 11 expedition stopped in Tyumen.
"When we studied the geography of a child, no one told us that Siberia — is infinitely straight road with birch trees on the sides! The expedition is already drove Tyumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk, and the road is still the same. And we did not know the school, the distances between settlements in Siberia may be hundreds of miles away. And especially do not know about it, Rainer Tsitlou. At these distances it make a lasting impression, "- say the rally participants.
February 14 expedition reached Irkutsk.
February 21 "Polar expedition Amarok» safely arrived in Yakutsk.
The night before the expedition spent in transit on the highway "Lena". This route is mostly on the territory of permafrost, where the temperature does not rise above -30 ° C. When the temperature dropped to -44 ° C, the expedition has already crossed the Lena River on the ice. Immediately upon arrival in Yakutsk, the expedition began preparing for a meeting with journalists. "Yakutsk — the only city in the world where the temperature difference reaches up to 100 ° C" — shared his impressions of the head of "Polar Expedition Amarok» Alex Simakin.
February 23 held a press conference for journalists.
February 24. Day of an official launch of the second phase of the expedition. On the area of Ordzhonikidze in Yakutsk team escorted journalists and a crowd of locals.
Expedition hit the road again: the beginning of the second, the most difficult part. After warm wires expedition went to Oymyakon, the Pole of Cold.
February 25. The road to the pole of cold reminds realm of the Snow Queen — all white and ice cold. A Ojmjakon — air temperature stood at around -72 ° C. The same day, the rally participants arrived in Ust-Nera.
February 26. The team spent the day in Ust-Nera, to prepare cars for going through the pass in Sasyrsky Zyryanka.
February 27. Completed 10,000 kilometers — more than half way.
March 3. Participants of the rally crossed the border of Yakutia and Chukotka, and the night got to Bilibino — the first city in the Chukotka Autonomous District.
March 4. Having overcome the mountain passes and hills Rauchuanskogo ridge, the expedition went down to the Chaun Bay on the coast of the Arctic Ocean. Then the path lay along the icy roads of Chaun Bay until Pevek. In Pevek rally participants arrived at night. All residents Pevek sure that it is the most northern city of Russia, as well as the inhabitants of Murmansk
March 5. The expedition arrived in the capital of Chukotka. The road to Anadyr was really difficult. In Anadyr team spent a few days to prepare equipment and machinery for the final spurt to Kamchatka.
March 6 participants headed for Cape Billings.
March 7. The first part of the terrain of Cape Billings was fantastically beautiful: sunrise on the ocean coast, frozen blocks of ice. The team overcame part of the way to Cape Schmidt and the 180th meridian.
March 8. After a celebratory dinner guards carried the team on winter road "Ryrkaypy — Egvekinot."
March 10 Participants once again crossed the Arctic Circle, before reaching 20 km to the Cross Bay in the Bering Sea. On the same day, the team reached a settlement Egvekinot. This is the last settlement on the territory of Chukotka, where there is a road. On toward Anadyr no roads there. When ready, the team started in the direction of Anadyr.
March 11. By night, the expedition arrived in the settlement Uelkal — a small town between intermediate Egvekinot and Anadyr.
March 12. A whole day to wait out bad weather expedition at a local club Uelkal and then popped off. The expedition arrived in the capital of Chukotka. The road to Anadyr was really difficult.
In Anadyr team spent a few days to prepare equipment and machinery for the final spurt to Kamchatka.