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The cars pull 600 kg trailers with fuel, gear and food (archive image).
courtesy MLAE, SOURCE
The 2013 team when they left Moscow by train.
courtesy MLAE-2013, SOURCE

Russian amphibious vehicles started Arctic sea ice crossing

Posted: Mar 02, 2013 09:43 pm EST

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(Newsdesk) The Marine Live-ice Automobile Expedition-2013 (MLAE-2013) has started driving from the Russian polar station on the island of Golomânnyj (N79° 33') on March 1st, where they said goodbye to the border guards, reported the team. The temperature was -23°C, with a wind from the north and the sun was shining. The sea ice was full of pressure ridges and there was a drift. They drove about 40 miles. The cars pull 600 kg trailers, they say. When the team stopped for the night they had whitefish and tea for...

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