Two Brits to walk 550km across Lake Baikal over 20-22 days

Posted: 30 Jan 2018, 08:08 by FollowMyChallenge

In less then a month Ash Routen and Phil Sturgeon will depart for Siberia with the intention of walking across the world’s largest frozen lake – Lake Baikal. 

The first British team crossed the lake in 2007, but it still remains a significant challenge for cold-environment adventurers.

We will provide live GPS tracking during this epic challenge!

Expedition facts:
Distance: 550 km or 342 miles
Duration: +/- 22 days in remote Siberia
Ambient temperature range: zero to -40˚ C
Sledge weight: up to 100kg at start of expedition
Max depth of lake: 1.6 km or 1.0 mile
Thickness of lake ice: 0.4 to 1.5 metres
Calories consumed: 6,000 per day
Changes of underwear: two

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