Mammoth Expedition postponed/extended!

Mammoth Expedition postponed/extended!

Unfortunately due to both technical problems and gear issues, the time window for undertaking the complete journey this year has elapsed. We have departed Magadan for this season…..The journey will resume after re-organising and re-thinking some of the issues...
The last few days in Magadan

The last few days in Magadan

I have had difficulties adjusting the motorcycle to the cold. I have rebuilt the air filter air intake and instead of cold air it now draws pre-heated air from the motor. I have a few times now taken the bike into nearby wilderness to trial the mechanics in the cold...
11th January The Day started off very cold

11th January The Day started off very cold

It was under -43 celsius but a wonderful sunny day. We put the sled on the bike and headed off from Atka. It was the coldest day so far, but the gear held up against the unforgiving cold. Unfortunately the bike and the sled had mechanical issues and we were forced to...
10th January Started late

10th January Started late

Started late. Took a while to make some adjustments to the Rokon’s idle. We only made it another 100km by the end of the day. Climbing up to just about 1,032 meters. Cold! By the end of the day the temperature had dropped to -38 with a windchill of -48. We made...
8th January Setting of from Magadan by motorcycle

8th January Setting of from Magadan by motorcycle

Setting of from Magadan by motorcycle and car. Marcus looking good on the Rokon we most certainly got strange and curious looks from the locals when leaving town – a chap on a motorcycle in winter! On the first day we made it just about 75km – not nearly...
7th January Prepping in Magadan

7th January Prepping in Magadan

Prepping in Magadan Рthe Tooling Up Phase. The day started with a very agreeable breakfast  after which John and Marcus went to the automotive center. Nils spent the morning prepping the comms equipment. After which we went to the garage to continue the work on...