About Frozen Frontier
On January 20, 2013, world-renowned Swedish explorer Mikael Strandberg, left his home and set out for the coldest inhabited place on earth, Oymyakon in northeast Siberia where the average winter temperature is -50°C. He, along with the 3 other members of his team, will meet up with a group of Eveny reindeer herders and set out on a historic journey. Traveling over 600km by reindeer pulling sledges, they will explore the most remote parts of Siberia, all the way from the little known mountains of Kolyma to the Okhotsk Sea.
Give Us Land
“You know, Mikael, I really don´t know what to do”, Slava Shadrin told us whilst sitting at the kitchen table in our fancy flat in Yakutsk and continued with a deep sigh;
“You have to let that inner wolf out” , Alexander Artemyev told me, whilst his two handheld metal indicators both shot of the wrong way.
17 Years in Prison
The other day here in the relatively warm Yakutsk, I was asked by a new friend, Tanya, “What is this strong attraction that Siberia has on people who have chosen your kind of life”.