All-terrain vehicles SHERP

EXPEDITION “TO THE EAST!’ 23-24 APRIL

Having picked up the pace, the expedition is planning to get back into schedule. When passing via villages, the team members meet up with people. They learn about the histories of the villages, their traditions and culture. They talk with the locals about life and technology, keeping great memories and excitement that they get along the way.

Twenty third of April. It was enlightened with the first personal record of the participants. The daily mileage equaled one hundred fifty five kilometers.  

  • Finding our foot, getting into the routine and starting to get back into schedule after the necessary delay after the start. Today we passed villages Nes’ and Vizhas. That is what the participants told us.

  • Nes’ is a very beautiful northern village with strong good looking houses. It is clear straight away that people actually live here full time. Almost every household has a snowmobile, which is most certainly a very necessary vehicle up north.

  • Vizhas is a bit smaller and the number of inhabitants is just about sixty people. However live is thriving here anyway. There is a shop, diesel power plant that gives them electricity 24/7. It is very interesting to talk to the inhabitants of the villages.

Many people are interested in the details about Sherp. ATV theme is certainly fascinating for the northern citizens.

  • Here you can see simple air rifles alongside the machines that are much more complex, such as Romb from Roma Vaschukov from Archangelsk. People are eagerly talking about themselves their lives and the village history. There is nothing more precious than meetings like this one, because the trip only starts making sense when you get to talk to the ordinary people along the way. It is not a race against kilometers, but a trip that will leave remarkable imprints in souls of people who participate in it.

  • 24 of April didn’t have too many strong emotions, therefore along the story about the day we will talk about the nature. As you remember, from Archangelsk to Mesen we were going through the woods. Normal forests where there are old pine trees and deep thickets. However as soon as we crossed the river, the forest became severely less dense and high, and then in the end we got to the forest-tundra. Having said that, you shouldn’t envision small ugly trees. Sparse pine trees and spruces are like a dream of a gardener. Compact, slightly higher than a human, and at the same time thick, coniferous beauties. Although we mainly see the same picture now – endless white valley, hiding underneath swamps, that are crossed by the winter roads. However, it is not lifeless desert. We have seen lots of animal imprints. More than others we saw those of deers. There are numerous deer herds here, small and large. Also small hares’ imprints neighboring with wolves’. We have heard that there are also mooses around and we have seen quite a few partridges.

Among the villages, that the expedition has passed, the participants remembered the one called Oma more than others. There are around one thousand people. The team members talked to the inhabitants.

  • “They came to us on their snowmobiles and even one swamp crosser, which was brought to them from Vologda. The communication was not long, but very friendly and warm”, – Vladimir Shilnikov said.

Todays mileage was around sixty kilometers. “To the East” Expedition is continuing.

Todays mileage was around sixty kilometers. “To the East” Expedition is continuing.

The organizers and participants of the expedition thank their partners and sponsors:

The company Ravenol, the main technical partner

Iridium Russia, thanks to them the team will always be connected. The equipment for the data transfer was made available by the companies “Satellite mobile technologies” and “Iridium 360”

Product sponsor for the expedition – the company X5 Retail Group, managing brands “Pyaterochka”, ‘Perekrestok” and “Karusel” for the support of the idea of moving to the east

Technical partner Paptor U-Pol

Garmin Russia – for the navigation and action cameras Garmin Virb

Webasto – technical partner and sponsor of the expedition

Company “Dinakor – strength technologies” and brand Kubota

Company DJI alongside the 4vision.ru – the provider of quadcopters for the video shooting from the air

4×4 Club and brand Warn

“Medical technologies of survival” for the organization of the medical part of the expedition and the expedition’s medical kits

KB “Radar”, transport company “Promit” for the help in transportation of the cargo to the East

Informational partners of the expedition:

National Geographic Russia, Popular mechanic, Men’s Health, strana.ru, vesti.ru, Russia.travel.ru

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