2014 Regional Off-roading Champ in Yakutsk, Republic-Sakha, Siberia, Russia. Photographs.

YAKUTSK! YAKUTIA! SIBERIA! YEP! IT’S ALL ABOUT OFF-ROADING RACES! The Sakha Republic (Yakutia), the biggest Russian region in North-East Siberia & the Far East, is the perfect place for OFF-ROADING competitions among the strongest, fasters cars in the world. Well, maybe, not in the whole world, but Yakutia with its chilling terrains definitely challenge every driver who wants to feel craziness and experience the huge doze of adrenalines. June 12-14, 2014, the capital of the Sakha Republic, Yakutsk, hosted its 5th annual regional trophy raid championship. Officially, it’s…

It’s already a good tradition. Annually, Mammoth Yakutsk Off-Road Club arranges the spring race, that officially opens the season for the club’s all-terrain events. It happens in April, when snow is still on the ground. This year was not exception. Last weekend, the club held the snow race tournament called «Spring Melting.» Participants were devided into different categories depending on a vehicle type and they needed to compete who would come to the finish line first. Ok. No more words, take a look at my following photographs.

Previously, I wrote that Alexander and Constantine Smurygins, republic constructors from the city of Mirny, invented and created the all-terrain vehicle called «Uraankhai» able to drive smartly through taiga and swim Siberian rivers. It was the news spread across all regional newspapers and online portals. Read the full news story. A week ago, Vice President of the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia Dmitry Glushko gave that off-roader a try. Further, look at photographs of his test drive.

From now on, the Yakutian affiliate of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (in short, rescuers) will use the hand-made all-terrain vehicle called “Uraanhay,” Yakutsk Vecherny Newspaper reports. The new off-roader is able to drive smartly through taiga as well as to swim Siberian rivers. It was created by Alexander and Constantine Smurygin in the city of Mirny, West Yakutia, in the course of 1.5 year. Now it is based in Yakutsk. Such an all terrain vehicle is suitable for search-and-rescue operations in the northern Siberian region. Thanks…

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…

Location: Yakutsk, Siberia/Russia. Dates: Jun. 11-13, 2010. Off-roading contests: sprint, GPS-orienteering, trophy. Participants competed on 4x4s, ATVs, motorcycles, bicycles, trekkers. More texts are coming. Meanwhile, see 64 photos of the real Siberian challenge.

On April 25, 2010, the day before the snowstorm, Mammoth Yakutsk Off-Road Club hosted the city’s GPS orienteering contest. Further, please, see the photographs of top participants. A team of Pokrovsk (in the first following pic) won the competition. GPS orienteering is very popular in Yakutsk. Hard to recall, when it gained ground. I think, five years ago. All males/females, who do not spare their own off-road vehicle, consider it an honor to compete in collecting all marks with numbers (this time there were 72) faster than others….