I do really admire these pals. I mean Artyom and Katerina (see the above pic), the co-founders of the Adv.Yktv.ru Siberian adventure blog, and guys of the Yakutsk off-roading club «Mammoth» (http://off-road.ykt.ru/) with its chief Dima Khvatov. If to alter the text of the World Cup Coca-Cola commercial song, they might be always singing, «Give us a reason to off-road higher!» Right. They are easy-going. They are always striving for impassible terrains to go through.
Yakutsk off-roading fans are really lucky. They don’t need to ride on their 4wds, ATVs and motor bikes far away. They just need to get out of the city and make a turn from a road, and here we are. The famous Siberian taiga with lots of challenges is always near!
This time they had two reasons. First, that’s the weekend. Second, a strong wish to get dirty and have sauna inside a special tent with a heating furnace. The latter opportunity was provided by the Yakutsk-based company «Mobilnaya Banya» (A mobile sauna in English). Its director is in a red t-shirt in one of below-listed photographs.
You could see this commando-like guy in my previous post dedicated to 2010 Yakutia Open Off-Roading Championship. That event promised to be annual was also hosted by The Mammoth Yakutsk Off-Roading Club.
So… if you like these guys and their activity, please, do me a favor, spread a word about them around the world. They reall deserve such honour!
- 2012 Yakutsk Spring Race Tournament by Mammoth Off-Road Club [photos]
- The GPS orienteering contest in the Siberian city of Yakutsk
- Siberia Challenge: 2010 Yakutia Open Off-Roading Championship
- Igloo Construction in Yakutsk, Yakutia / Russia. Big Boys’ Games. Photos.
- Video: Driving the Road of Bones (Kolyma Highway) in winter