Week 08 Fueled by Walrus Soup...

Date: 4.11.2011
Location: 64º26' N 173º 56' East Sireniki, Chukotka, Russia
Weather Conditions: High winds, 0ºF (-17ºC)





 


We are in Russia running the Hope Race! Making our way across the Bering Strait to Chukotka we set out with the Polar Huskies from the community of Providinya to take part in the longest race in Asia and Europe and, we had been warned, possibly the race with the toughest conditions on earth. So far we are impressed. Its been an amazing week of culture, wild nature, and learning by the minute, two- and four-legged team members alike... Like, how to cook and eat walrus soup!  The week ends in the community of Sireniki as we set out from the first check point to run the next leg of more than 120 km (75 miles), after spending an extra day here on the edge of the Bering Sea with the waves (literally)  crashing ashore. Unfortunately we are also experiencing serious issues with both our technologies and connection - so instead of a full scale report we are posting media and text to share our experiences on the expedition trail...



 

See the week in images and read the story of what took place on the trail >>