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The Long Drop Ep.5 – The Slide Down From the Top

No rain today and the team get a bit of scenic relief with heaps of lakes, meadows, pines and lychen-covered, tundra-like slopes. Now this is more like the Yukon or Alaska!

It’s the first night of camping and Gareth decides to pitch his tent next to a bunch of Russian mountaineers and their 26 wheel troop carrier.

Also Dave thinks he is being followed by another guy on a motorbike!

First night camping at Kyubeme, 236 kms south west from Ust Nera. No rain today but roads out of Ust Nera terrible for 25 kms and then okay. In the Siberian mountains all day, scenic like the Yukon and Alaska – heaps of lakes, meadows, pines and lychen-covered, tundra-like slopes. Camped by river with bunch of Russian Asians out from Yakutsk for a tramping expedition with their 6 wheel drive troop carrier! That’s how to conquer this country – 26 wheels rather than two.