KRASNOYARSK, February 11. /TASS/. The Northern Path 2019 snowmobile expedition, which started on January 11 from Murmansk, reached the Sopochnaya Karga polar station on the Yenisei River in the Krasnoyarsk Region, the project’s coordinator Igor Smolin told TASS on Monday.
The travelers had planned to get to the Krasnoyarsk Region a few days earlier, but they had to stay a few days on Yamal waiting for a snowstorm to calm down. The expedition’s route of about 17,000 km crosses Russia’s eight regions.
"The equipment is fine, the health is good," the coordinator said. "Presently, they are at Sopochnaya Karga, waiting for sledges to continue the movement [across the river.]"
"If the weather allows, <…> they plan to reach Dikson tomorrow," he continued. "The Dikson settlement is their next stop."
According to the expedition’s coordinator, the racers have covered more than 5,000 kilometers in the Arctic.
Three travelers from Magnitogorsk - Alexander Tabakov, the leader, navigator Gennady Chernukha and mechanic Evgeny Berdnikov - plan to cross the Russian Arctic from Murmansk to Kamchatka within three months. The expedition participants are experienced travelers.