Excercise Siberian Challenge - Expedition Maps


18.07 Two Emercom helicopters (MI-26 and MI-8) from Khabarovsk had arrived to Yakutsk.MI-8 flied for recce with 8 passengers (Ned Rimmer, Phil Kirby, Frazer from glen coe mount. Rescue and Emercom members) Yakutsk - Handyga - BC and after that to Moma (Honuu) to get fuel and be there on standby. The pilot - Colonel Alexander Pustovoi, who took part in many recent rescues in Yakutia during the Lensk flood. The rest of the expedition is devided in two parts to fly to the BC in two runs using MI-26. The first run takes all personnel of Emercom and main part of the BC utilities. Next day the British part and scientists.

19.07 The MI-8 and MI-26 flew to the BC. The rest of Expedition enjoyed the life in Yakutsk visiting the river Lena and central part of the city. On 20.07 the second MI-26 run happened. BC is located at the river junction in 12 km from Obruchev Glacier.