Charlie Frew has made it into Siberia!

Charlie Frew has made it into Siberia!

Posted: Sep 23, 2010 05:04 am EDT

Charlie Frew has entered the Siberian part of his 25 000 mile off-road journey and has possibly the hardest part in front of him.

He entered Russia the 28th of August and have just made it to Tomsk.

"I have been completely in awe of the kindness and generosity of Siberians!" he tells ExWeb.

And in Novosibirsk he was introduce to the famed Russian Banja, the hottest on earth.

"Standing half naked in 4 C temperatures outside with a Siberian wind howling away was certainly invigorating, but more importantly it was a chance to wash out all the Mongolian dust."

His Hilux is getting a lot of attention.

"The Russian traffic police are doing their job and stopping me; and rightly so. Driving around in a mean looking machine with no number plates has mafia written all over it. I can see they are itching to fine me! I have now been stopped 12 times, with one cop telling me to follow him to the station to impound the Hilux."

What is waiting now?

"I have decided to put myself and the Hilux on a ferry and head deep into Siberia. Primarily to avoid the boring M road network and the traffic police its an exciting chance to really explore inner Russia and the Siberian lowlands."

The Siberian winter is coming up, and that will be a surprise for Charlie. And his vehicle.

Charlie Frew is attempting a 25,000 mile off-road expedition through parts of the worlds most fragile environments and remotest habitable places. Starting in May he is currently in Mongolia making his way across Asia and Europe and aiming to finish in May 2011 in Portugal.

When Charlie Frew is not on the road he is based in Hong Kong as a marine environment specialist. Some of his most memorable underwater experiences have been with the elusive Pelagic Thresher shark to cage diving with the Great White shark, paddling alongside Orcas, snorkelling with Southern Right whales and being part of the Sardine Run.

Part time adventure racer and crowned winner of the Landover Amazing Adventure Explorer, Charlie outsmarted bandits in Guatemala, hitched covert rides on go-fast drug boats into Honduras, escaped from active volcanoes in Indonesia and climbed Vietnams highest peak with Hmong tribesmen. (Biography courtesy of Charlies website)

Charlie got training to service most parts of his car. His mechanical team decided to replace the electrical fuel injector, alternator and gear ratio. All electrical components have been replaced by mechanical ones.

Charlie got off-road training in the New Territories near Hong Kong. According to his website the idea was to cover as much difficult terrain and obstacles as possible and to put the Hilux through some typical stuck scenarios.

Route in Asia:
Start Hong Kong Cape DAguilar Lighthouse (19th May 2010)
Asia - Hong Kong Shenzhen ChangSha Hubei Xian Hohhot Erenhot Mongolia Siberia - Arctic Circle - Northern Russia

Route in Europe:
Europe Finnmark Norway Sweden Denmark Germany Switzerland France Spain Portugal
Finish Portugal Cape Saint Vincent Lighthouse May 2011.

Charlies charities:
The Christina Noble Children's Foundation (CNCF)
SOS Children's Village
Shark Trust

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"I have been completely in awe of the kindness

and generosity of Siberians!" he tells ExWeb.
Image by charlie frey courtesy charlie frey, SOURCE
Charlie Frew is attempting a 25,000 mile off-road expedition through parts of the worlds most fragile environments and remotest habitable places. Starting in May he is currently in Mongolia making his way across Asia and Europe and aiming to finish in May 2011 in Portugal.
Image by Charlie Frey courtesy Charlie Fery, SOURCE
The Russian traffic police are doing their job and stopping me; and rightly so. Driving around in a mean looking machine with no number plates has mafia written all over it. I can see they are itching to fine me! I have now been stopped 12 times, with one cop telling me to follow him to the station to impound the Hilux
Image by Charlie Frey courtesy Charlie Fery, SOURCE
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