Women Beyond Boundaries (WBB) presents
India’s 1stSolo Expedition to the Pole of Cold
The ExpeditionA single woman from India attempts to drive 5000kms in the harshest terrain on earth to the Pole of Cold in the peak of winters in Dec 2016 on the “Highway of Bones” or Kolyma Highway in Siberia to showcase the grit & tenacity behind expeditioning & provide a window for students worldwide to know about this remote corner of the world
- India’s 1st Solo to the Pole of Cold
- Expeditioner: Nidhi Tiwari
- Mode: Self-drive car modified for Arctic conditions
- Duration: 18 days
- Distance to be covered: 5000kms
- Start & End Point: Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, Siberia
- Nature of Expedition:
Focus on reaching the remotest corners and experiencing low temperatures.
World’s coldest inhabited region
Its only one road, a 2000km dirt track built bygulagprisoners during Stalin’s time is known as “The Road of Bones”. It runs through the Sakha region, connecting Magadan (one of the remotest corners) on the Pacific Ocean coast to Yakutsk (coldest city on earth), the capital of the indigenous Yakut people who occupy a territory the size of India but with a population of only 900,000.
Area has many rein deer herding tribes that inhabit small settlements and have adapted to these low temperatures.