I designed "Kayur" with a clear orientation to the mass character of the operation of snowmobiles in RussiaPhoto: Andrew Shushpanov Upon monopoly enterprises in Rybinsk «Russian mechanics»As a single Russian manufacturer of snowmobiles, came to an end. AT the same Rybinsk there is another manufacturer of snowmobiles – company «Spetsenergokomplekt»Relatively recent release Grasp the snow machines «Itlan-Kayur»Developed engineering center «Itlan».Quote from the official press release of the snowmobile «Itlan-Kayur»: Read more [...]
My son in law purchased a snowmobile. The young man has long dreamed of winter travel in the taiga. I have experience with snowmobile equipment is large enough, somewhere in the mid 80s. Having gone with me twice a sledge in the taiga, he decided it was time to go, as befits a man alone at the wheel.That day there was frosty. Numbers 15 December a lot of snow, loose, the temperature of minus 25-30. The plan was to visit the ranger in the forest, to sleep in his hut, and the next day to return. In those years, even given permission to shoot wolves using snowmobiles, so we took the weapon with him. Read more [...]
Skating with the river banks on a sled, "cheesecakes" sled pulls a mortal danger. On the way skiers will probably hole, polynya or lane, which are formed in places frisky river flow, even when there are severe frosts. Overtake them at high speed or time to the brakes can be virtually impossible.
Cracks or breaks in the ice are covered with snow. As a result of collision with them there is a risk of injury or a dip in the icy water. The wells were made by fishermen from time to time across achieve 1 meter. They are usually tight narrow captivity of ice and covered with snow. These wells are also Read more [...]
When the first Europeans set out to conquer the northern limits, they were genuinely surprised that they seemed quite wild and unimaginable for the country inhabited by people. Moreover, the people who live among the ice for thousands of years, in general, not troubled by learning how to exist in harmony with the environment, which the Europeans seemed unnatural. Where European expedition endured incredible hardships, the natives of the North felt like a fish in water - were able to get food, make a fire, build a shelter. And they were wonderful helpers - dogs. Northern dog - is a hunter, and Read more [...]
The most favorable structure for transport over icy and snow-6-8 members. Used for the preservation of alpenstocks, ski poles, on the dense icy - ice axes. When lifting the two men go to the lower outposts throughout the rope, fastened, driving in the snow or ski pole alpenstock. The rest are on the sides of the sled. At the command of "pull" the upper pull, and the bottom to avoid jerk pripodymayut sled, pushing them forward. When there are 2 or 3 m for convergence accompanying the rise, taking escort, then the top repeated again the same techniques. When all this is doing downhill Read more [...]
To transport cargo to 45-55 kg per participant in the Far North are needed sledge. The presence of light sledges, each participant can move at a speed of 12-15 km. In the middle of the route, when the load is reduced significantly and participants perfectly master the technique of the movement to ski with sleds, the rate can be increased to 25-30 km.
Proper packing sleds and rational distribution of load between the backpack and sled is an important condition for the rapid movement of tourists and the least fatigue during the day.
General layout of each participant, based on the location Read more [...]
The difference in speeds. - Hummocks and crash. - A new way to control the sled. - Photographing skiing. - The area of Cape Barrow. - The howling sirens avalanche. - Treacherous ice makes us come back. - Shooting coast at the entrance to the bay. - Collection geological samples. - Birth of baby seals Uedlella. - Residence snow petrels. - home again. - The emergence of Adelie penguins. - pairing. - Fighting. - Theft of building materials.
Preparing for the next journey ended October 3, and the fourth, at 7.30 am, we were across the bay to Cape Penelope. If you take a picture of the transition Read more [...]
Preparation of pemmican. - Fire alarm. - Grid-irons in the pipe. - "Dvuhpalubnik." - Shoe - a big help on the sea ice. - Outfit. - Start the west. - Cape Penelope. - Difficult bay Riley. - Spectacular views. - Skiing - and then two miles a day. - Returning from Cape Wood. - Live in a cave Abby. - Weddell seals. - Quiet Zone. - Snowstorms delayed Levik Glacier Worning. - A short trip to the glacier at the end of the month. - We almost lost the kitchen. - Storm with a snowstorm. - Run at Cape Adare.
In the first days of September, we were preparing the sleigh and hanging Read more [...]