Pole of Cold expedition in a Land Rover Defender 110
At 6 weeks to departure, final preps for Land Rover and The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) – supported ‘Pole of Cold’ expedition are on. This journey is intended to explore social, cultural and physical implications of living in the most extreme climates during winter.
The trio begin their journey at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 20th November 2013. Departing UK from Harwich, a ferry takes them to to Esbjerg in Denmark and then on to Oslo, Norway. The route goes through Finland to St Petersburg, before continuing east through Russia to Ekaterinburg and on to the Trans-Siberian Highway. After skirting Lake Baikal, the Defender will be heading along the infamous ‘Road of Bones’ to Oymyakon. The return journey traces a route further south, crossing the Kazakhstan border before heading back into Russia, Finland, Norway, Denmark and eventually returning to Harwich and London on 1 March 2014.