Motor rally to the North Pole

Vasily Elagin – Explorer and Head of Sea Ice Automobile Expedition 2009

1953 - Born in Moscow
1974 - Graduates, geology research institute
1974 - Begins career as geologist
1974 - Starts mountaineering
1984 - Member, USSR national alpinism team
1992 - Starts publishing business
2008 - Head, sea ice automobile expedition 2008
2009 - Head, sea ice automobile expedition 2009

A new record in the exploration of the Arctic was set on April 26 when, for the first time in history, wheeled cars reached the North Pole. Two Russian-made Yemelya experimental vehicles traveled over 1,100 kilometers across the drift ice of the Arctic and reached the North Pole. Vasily Elagin, the head of the Sea Ice Automobile Expedition 2009, and the constructor of the Yemelya vehicle is our guest today.