Ajar Varlamov is awesome as usual. When the Lena River flood started [it was on May 20, 2010], he travelled from Yakutsk north to Namzy. He didn’t make it to the final destination. He was stopped in the village of Tulagino. The rest part of the so-called Namzy highway, the 2nd existing asphalt road near Yakutsk, was totally flooded by high waters of the Lena River. An unpleasant accident happened to Ajar. When he stood on the brink of the asphalt road in the area of the flooding,…

2010 Spring Lena River Flooding. That’s a big event in Siberia’s Yakutia, indeed. We, all locals, follow the last flood information. Emergency and other services are on alert. The flood is already here. The river flows fast. Yesterday, May 19, the part of the Yakutsk-Pokrovsk road between Oktemzy and Tekhtyur has been already flooded. It means the town of Pokrovsk is totally disconnected from Yakutsk for next two weeks. Further, watch, how the Lena River flows through a live webcam. Check river pictures and the river map. In…

Hannes, many thanks for sharing with the slideshow video, and it’s really great to hear that you liked the the journey to Oymyakon, the Pole of Cold.

Helping Mario and Orio with their travel to Oymyakon, the Pole of Cold. They decided to fly to Ust Nera, then to drive south to Oymyakon, where they will stay one week and make footage for the 30-min documentary to show on Channel 5 Spain. The photo was made today on Lenin Ave. in Yakutsk.

Our journey to Oymyakon, the Pole of Cold, was awesome. It was a sort of a fun road trip with friends. A great adventure! Great impressions! Major sightseeings in Oymyakon are people, their life and extreme cold. So… enjoy the slideshow. The set will be, certainly, extended.

This set will be updated all the time. Need more time to select more pictures of our trip. Today you can see the first portion.

Yeah, it’s dark and cold on the Road of Bones (the Kolyma Highway) in winter. And a little bit dangerous, because of fast passing-by trucks and snow-people-like fellows

The Kolyma Highway (known also as the federal automobile highway ‘Kolyma’ and the Road of Bones) connects Yakutsk and Magadan. Distance: — 2032 km (through Ust-Nera) — 1197 km (by the old roadway via Tomtor near the Pole of Cold). Item details: — PDF, 7 pages, A4, 17 Mb. — In English. — Available maps for…