Legends of the Arctic snowmobile expedition gets underway
The Legends of the Arctic snowmobile expedition across the Kara Sea islands devoted to the 120th anniversary of Fridtjof Nansen's expedition on the Fram ship has started from Tarko-Sale, according to a statement on the site of the Purovsky District of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.
The expedition will move from Cape Sterligov to the Scott Hansen Islands, Nordenskjold Archipelago, and on to Nansen and Tyrtov islands, ending on the Firnley Islands in the eastern part of the Kara Sea.
The expedition participants will monitor the nature and weather in high latitudes, hold amateur radio sessions from each island, and take photographs and make video recordings of unique Arctic geographical landmarks, flora and fauna. They will later use this material to hold exhibitions, read lectures and make a video.
The expedition will last six weeks and can be followed online on the website of the Yamal branch of the Russian Geographical Society.
The first part of the Legends of the Arctic snow expedition is devoted to the 120th anniversary of Fridtjof Nansen's Fram expedition in 1893-1896. The second part, to be held in September 2017, will take participants to Victoria Island within the framework of the Islands on the Air international amateur radio program.