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The 'Ural' Ice Run - Northern Siberia to the Arctic Circly

We came across a website of some hardy Ural adventurers who travelled from Irbit (the birthplace of Ural Motorcycles) to the North Siberian town of Salekhar. Looks like it's an annual event - weather permitting.

Here's a brief overview provided by the site:


2,500km across the frozen Siberian wilderness on old school Ural motorbikes to the only town in the world sitting on the Arctic Circle. The Pioneers Run was a propper adventure like no other which saw 11 brave, foolhardy teams complete the mammoth undertaking.


The Ice Run will begin in the birth place of the Ural - Irbit and end in the North Siberian town of Salekhard, the only town in the world built on the Arctic Circle. How you get between these two points is up to you.


In summer the only way to get to the northern end of the River Ob is on a boat or an aeroplane. But luckily for 6 months of the year Siberia is colder than a snowman's gonads and squashed under several metres of ice and snow. Then the only way to cross this icy wilderness is by a network of ice roads. These little transportation wonders are paths of occasionaly flattened snow that snake over and alongside the frozen rivers.


If there is particularly heavy snow, the ice roads can become impassable. They also move each year, depending on the climate, and at a certain point they melt and you fall in the river. All this means navigating your way to the finish line will be some of the most excellent fun in the world.


Be sure to check out their website HERE.





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