“Baikal-Alaska” expedition is a historical-geographical project rediscovering Siberia and the Russian Far East, the Pacific Ocean and a US state Alaska. The route is mapped across Lake Baikal, the Lena River, the Sea of Okhotsk, the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Chukotka Peninsula and the Alaska Peninsula. The total length of the route is approximately 13 000 km. The whole of the route will be taken on an ocean class collapsible motor sailing catamaran. The first part of the route – from Irkutsk to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – was successfully completed in 2017. It was nothing if not cool!
The second part of the expedition – from Kamchatka to Alaska across the Bering Strait – will start on the 17th of June 2018! Track news, and we dare you to send an application.
The purpose of “Baikal-Alaska” expedition is to cover the route that nobody had dared to take for more than 150 years, to collect unique photographic and video material in places where there are practically no people and no civilization, to tell the world about great history of the Russian Empire and Irkutsk region.
For the first time in the history of marine navigation, the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea will be crossed on an inflatable ocean class catamaran.
This is the great 13 000 km long route of rivers and seas, connecting the two continents. It is difficult, dangerous and wild. This route crosses the border between the two countries and the 180th meridian — the International Date Line.
THE PEOPLE. THE NATURE. THE HISTORY.
As part of the project, we are planning to compile an interactive guide-book, to make a film and publish a photo book.
There is nothing familiar here, nothing similar to what you’ve ever seen and experienced before. For miles and miles, as far as the eye can see, there’s no one here but you and the pristine world. Your world.
You are left here, on the world’s most secluded and wild route, one on one with the sea, with the power of nature and its beauty.
If you are observant enough, you will catch a sight of dozens of bears and even more reindeer along your path during the travel day. Here crabs can be easily caught with just a hook and whales make performances few metres away from the vessel.
This is the route for those who are curious and greedy for real life. For those who always go forward, those who break down barriers and take a risk.
This is the route for the strongest, toughest and the most determined. For those who won’t stop no matter what, who will keep going, pushing to the limits of human endurance. This route is a challenge, it’s a trial.
The route in which you rediscover yourself.