Mobile connection still works here...
Its population is about 2000 people. Houses, shops, a school - the town has everything.
Its people are very civilized. No tents, sleds or national dresses. They live in modern houses, wear ordinary clothes, have electricity, telephone and even the Internet.
Here are a lot of children.
One of the northernmost hotels in the world.
Drinking water is usually kept near the houses.
Deer's fells are widely used here.
Here they don't have gasoline, and diesel oil turned out the most expensive on the whole route - about 50 rubles ($ 1.8).
A local driver knows the way to Khatanga and agreed to guide the expedition.
A blizzard hid the winter road.
But soon it'll be clean again.
Sunset on the river ice... The other bank is barely seen.
The colors of the north sky.
Yuryung-haya, the final "asphalt" section of the expedition.
It's the border between Yakutia and Taymyr. The tundra and desolate expanses of snow.
The temperature is -30 º C.
Here the winter roads are not served. Further is only virgin soil of the tundra.
Local people have no need for transport communication with Taymyr, and therefore there is neither traffic, nor a road, nor even a direction.
Occasionally, about once a month, freight transport passes here - some local entrepreneurs sell deer meat and products.
Luckily, a week ago the KAMAZ went in the direction of Khatanga, and the road is still visible.
That's how it looks from the high bank of the Anabar. It's about 500 km to Khatanga from here.
The road is in a terrible condition. Morning exercises at dawn.
In some places, the tracks are quite deep and the cars get stuck in them very quickly.
So the crew had to search for detours...
Generally, the first day was all about choosing the tactics - how to move through the snow, what pressure should be in tires, what transmission should be used, etc.
At first a car goes well.