Chukov about the vehicles, We have designed, created and tested five experimental models. To adapt our vehicles to drifting ice conditions, we used new ideas. In the image the route map. Image by Yaroslav Nikitin courtesy Russian Geographical Society, SOURCE
Vladimir Chukov during the press conference, announcing the Arctic crossing via the North Pole. Image by Yaroslav Nikitin courtesy Russian Geographical Society, SOURCE
VICAAR (2009 Arctic season): A team of Russian motorists on two specially designed cars, equipped with low pressure tires, for the first time in history could reach the North Pole [90°N] from Cape Arktichesky. courtesy yemelya.ru, SOURCE
Park Young-seok, his Korean team and their sun and wind powered skidoos at the South Pole January 28, 2011. courtesy SBS Antarctica, SOURCE
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(By Correne Coetzer) Two specially designed amphibious off-road vehicles, two drivers and six men on foot armed with crow bars; ready to take on the pressure ridges and leads of the Arctic Sea. Russian leader Vladimir Chukov and his team aim for a 3000 km (not as the crow flies) North Pole crossing from Sredniy Island of the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago to Canadas Ward Hunt Island and then Resolute Bay.Driving on the Arctic Ice is most of the time a challenge. The driver will be the only one remaining in the vehicle with two...