“Foreigners” in expeditions

Residents of northern Russia, Siberia and Norway for centuries lived in the arctic and sub-arctic climate, has the knowledge and experience required for polar research.The polar researchers took an active part in destinies «foreigners». So, Vladimir Rusanov helped his Nenets conductor Tyko (Ilya) Vylka reveal the talent of the painter. Having the opportunity to study in Moscow Vylka became one of the most unique artists Nenets. His paintings are in Petersburg and museums Arkhangelsk.  Therefore, the organizers of the expedition sought to attract Read more [...]
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River sailing Polar Urals

Part 1Photo: Valery Bazhmin Cold summer of 2010, the second half of August, the Polar Urals. AT the folds of the mountain relief wandering mist. Above was dissolved in the clouds, the horizon is snow. Cold. ATV crosses the stream and rapid soon stops the edge of a grassy field, for which, playing stones, runs a narrow, greyish water flow. This is our Makar-Ruz!Today, together with geologists, next to the site, we can get to the Minor Haramatalou or even to the upper drill-Hoyle. But Haru, like the overwhelming majority “large” Polar Read more [...]
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Polar diet of meat or bread

The history of Arctic exploration until 1890 contains many examples of expeditions who died not from the cold and from hunger and scurvy. None of the Russian, British and American expeditions failed to avoid scurvy - the worst enemy of polar and therefore the problem of the Arctic diet has become one of the most vital for the next generation of travelers.Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian polar explorer, scientist. At the end of the XIX century the cause of scurvy was unknown, and drawing of a polar diet is still going on trial and errors. None However, with by careful Read more [...]
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The Arctic Circle

This trip to the Arctic took place many years ago. But hunting and experience gained at the time, very useful in the follow our complicated lives. We realized that the hunt in the north requires special training. The North does not forgive any mistakes or laziness. The Arctic Circle there are no trifles. ILLUSTRATION OF THE ARCHIVE PETER ZVEREVA We have several years cherished dream to visit White Sea, and Finally everything We coincided Historically, and we were ready to go. AT Moscow relatively warm and Kandalaksha snow already «on postoyanke». Read more [...]
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Production of food in the Arctic

To survive in the polar regions our planet is extremely difficult. Especially if we are talking about extreme autonomous survival. Today we talk about the complexities of food production in the Arctic (hereinafter, so as not to confound the author will talk about the Arctic, but the description can be carried over to the South Pole - Antarctica). Features subpolar climate zone: Low temperatures; six months of polar night; an abundance of snow, ice; Strong katabatic winds from the pole. Under these conditions the plants can not grow, so that vegetarian food in the Arctic You can not count on. Only Read more [...]
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Dangers polar latitudes

Today we'll talk about the dangers that await in the Arctic, in the polar regions. We analyze in detail each factor and opportunity to defend himself, to withdraw from the snow captivity to the people and be saved. Frost, wind, cold. The main and the main enemy in the Arctic. To keep warm, do not freeze of course, need to have a good winter clothes with natural fur. The same shoes with thick soles. But this is not enough. When it is the polar night, blowing strong katabatic wind and frost to -60 degrees. and you can not sit in a shelter, a person can protect only the clothes with an additional Read more [...]
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Khanty-Mansiysk gold

Search for alluvial gold in the Polar Urals are underway with the nineteenth century. The most intensive and purposeful - from the 60s of the twentieth century. Established industrial zolotonosnost Brookvalley Yarotashor and p. Hobeyu. In the late 70th placer Yarotashor explored thematic exploration party software "Uralzoloto." A number of industrial placers (Nyartayu, tributaries. Halmer) were identified greenfield exploration North party "Uralzolotorazvedki." Placer Gold is currently the second largest sea minerals. As of 1.01.04 on the territory of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra Read more [...]
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Polar Urals

Ural Mountains was considered as a separate unit of orographic after a thorough examination of the area Severoural'sk expedition of the Academy of Sciences and Uralplana in 1927 *, which led to the discovery of entire ranges and such significant peaks, as the highest mountain in the Urals Falk. Previously, the Polar Urals area belongs to the northern Urals. However, the Polar Urals was so peculiar to the orography, terrain and climate, it was decided to allocate it in a special area of ​​the Urals. Title Ural Mountains was given to the proposal of the expedition Severoural'sk BN Gorodkova. Read more [...]
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Practical travel tips Polar Urals

The success of a tourist trip to the difficult conditions in the Polar Urals largely depends on the proper selection of clothing and equipment. Experience has shown that skiers on Circumpolar Ural is better to go in mountain boots (without Tricon), 2-3 rooms outsized shoes to be inserted insole, put on a pair of legs filament and 1-2 pairs of wool socks. Climbing shoes stronger than standard ski, have a soft leather lining, at least let the water, although somewhat heavier than the latter. Shoes must be free to sit on the foot, otherwise frostbitten feet. To not get wet boots from tayaschego them Read more [...]
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Polar Urals. Terrain features

Polar Ural - one of the most sublime pieces of ancient Ural Mountains. Crests of ridges here rise to 1100-1300 m above sea level, and the individual peaks reach even greater heights. The axial zone of the Polar Urals is mainly composed of ancient metamorphic rocks, broken through the powerful outpouring of granites and granodiorites, which are associated with rare-metal mineralization and deposits of rock crystal. Many mountain ranges stacked quartzite and quartzite conglomerates. By the nature of the relief and geological structure of the Polar Urals is divided into northern and southern parts Read more [...]
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Polar Urals. Climate and weather

The climate of the Polar Urals severe, sharp continental; cold, rainy autumn is quickly replaced by the winter, and short, cool spring - summer. Usually in early September tops of ridges dress snow coverlet, and in June in the mountains starts to descend the snow. Winter with heavy snowfall, strong blizzards and snowstorms, long and very frosty. In December - February in the piedmont plains sometimes the temperature falls to -50-54 °, and in July, rising to + 31 °. In the mountains - on the most elevated plateaux, ridges and massifs winter for about a month longer than in the plains; she is going Read more [...]
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Polar Urals from the river to the top of the Sob River Khulga

Rai-Iz massif, which begins on the south-western part of the Polar Urals. From Salekhard to the eastern foot of the Paradise-Iza about 45 km. With an array of limited NE Valley Sob, a left tributary of the Ob River, SW 3 and is adjacent to the north-eastern tip of Sobskogo array. In up to 25 km across. Height - up to 1177 m. Well-known geologist, academician AN Zaw-Ritsuko characterizes views of the Rai-Iz from Salekhard: "In the panorama of mountains unfolding to the west of the Ob, the array Rye Iza stands out among the whole chain of the Ural Mountains with its majestic views. Pai-Yar much more Read more [...]
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Polar Urals from the Kara Sea to the river Sob

Konstantinov Stone Mountain (492 m), the northern tip of the Ural mountain range. Along with the more southern peaks MINIS MINIS Konstantinov and Big Stone ridge forms Minis that was pointed out by John F. Yuriev, topographer of the expedition EK Hoffmann. Later, in the early XX century, wrote about the same OO Buck Lund, whose conductors - Khanty - the name applies Minis Minise or to the entire mountain range Konstantinov Kamen - actually Minis - Big Minis, or Arkopay. Title Konstantinov Kamen appeared in the following circumstances. In the summer of 1848 detachment Severoural'sk expedition of Read more [...]
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Polar Urals

Name of the Polar Urals proposed famous traveler AI Schrenk to separate the unique and very severe extreme north of the Urals with its treeless mountains and tundra of the softer of the Northern Urals. Currently, under the Polar Urals to that area of ​​the Ural mountain range, which starts off the coast of the Kara Sea Mount Konstantinov Kamen and ends at the upper reaches of the river Khulga where begins Ural Mountains. By Dividing Range Polar Urals is the border between the Komi Republic and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District. On the eastern slope of the imaginary line separating Polar and Read more [...]
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Climate and weather Polar Urals

The climate is sharply continental Polar Urals, harsh, with long cold winters and short, cool summers. Severity of the climate is mainly due to the geographical location of the northern edge and significantly high ridges. Significant influence as the meridional location ridges transverse to the direction of the prevailing winds major vlagonosnyh that accounts for the difference in the climatic conditions of the European and Asian part of the Urals, especially in the distribution of precipitation. Winter with negative average daily temperatures and snow cover lasts an average of about 7 months in Read more [...]
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By ancient Novgorod

     The earliest written information about the Ural Mountains – in the story Gyuryaty corneal, a Novgorod, the chronicler Nestor. We are talking about the campaign in 1096. "I sent his servant to Pechora, to the people who give tribute to Novgorod; it was my boy to them, and from there went to Ugra. Yugra – the people who speak it is not clear, and lives in the neighborhood with Samoyad in northern countries. Yugra told my lad, there are mountains stretching into the sea onions, it also reaches to the heavens"     Chronicle of Nestor came Read more [...]
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Practical travel tips Polar Urals

The success of a tourist trip to the difficult conditions in the Polar Urals largely depends on the proper selection of clothing and equipment. Experience has shown that skiers on Circumpolar Ural is better to go in mountain boots (without Tricon), 2-3 rooms outsized shoes to be inserted insole, put on a pair of legs filament and 1-2 pairs of wool socks. Climbing shoes stronger than standard ski, have a soft leather lining, at least let the water, although somewhat heavier than the latter. Shoes must be free to sit on the foot, otherwise frostbitten feet. To not get wet boots from tayaschego them Read more [...]
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ORIENTATION ON THE STARS.

Brave pioneers were guided by the stars even a thousand years ago. Well, now every lover of travel or the night's adventures, this ability does not hurt.1. Learn to recognize the major constellations.According to professionals from the Royal naval Academy, navigation, important 58 stars. They all are part 38 of the constellations. If it seems difficult to begin with will be quite acquainted with five of them: the southern cross constellation, Cassiopeia, Orion, Big and Small Bears.2. Locate the North star.North star is located in the boundaries of the 1st daytime from the North pole and so can Read more [...]
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For tourist: Orienteering on the polar star

Polaris is always in the north. To find the North Star, you must first find the Big Dipper, resembling a ladle, made up of seven brightest stars enough, then right through the last two stars of the Big Dipper at the level of thought to hold the line on which to postpone 5 times the distance between these latter stars, and then the end of this band will find the North Star, which in turn is located in the tail of another constellation called Ursa Minor. Becoming a face to the North Star, we find the north direction. Read more [...]
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Videos about fishing: River Polar Urals

At this time we are advancing on the development of the Polar Ural rivers. The walk at least some scale, and even more so if it is connected with fishing, there are two start. First - when you go to the store and buy everything you need: products, equipment, and the second - when it's all brought to distant gave trying to collect on the spot, so much so that it worked ... Read more [...]
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