Nexus Expedition Resumes in Russia
Thursday April 5, 2007 - 65.5842° N, 170.9889° W
Dimitri Kieffer and Karl Bushby are presently in Lavrentiya and planning on taking a vezdehod (all terrain vehicle) to Uelen tomorrow morning. If it all goes according to plan, tomorrow should be their first night on the trail. They have a blizzard blowing in, but it sounds like that's a bi-weekly occurrence so they're not going to let it stand in their way.
Dimitri won't be able to communicate except when he is in villages, so it may be a few weeks before we hear from him again. We just hope that they are able to cover as much ground as they planned on.
On foot they will be pulling a 240 lb sled for 15 miles, every day, just to get up and do it again, and again, and again for 135days.
With the border guards and the polar bears in consideration. it seems that the weather should be the least of their worries.
See the map of the section of the expedition they will be covering over the next months, on there way from Uelen to Magadan.
Seattle Times Article about the Expedition
Erik Nachtrieb and Ilima Smallwood