Then a rear axle gets stuck in the snow a little.
Then a little bit more.
It should be noted that the snow in the tundra is not the same as we got used to see in the European part of Russia. It is solid and clear. It's often possible to walk on it like on concrete. Cars too can go over the snow but it takes a slightest slip for them to start sinking.
So it's extremely difficult to ride on these northern roads. Over the first day the expedition covered only 20 km (out of 500 km to Khatanga). In total, it took 5 days to get there.
A spade was the crew's best friend during the journey.
Physical exercises. What can be better in the frosty morning?
The banks of the Kharabyl river and a beautiful halo.
Halos followed the crew during the whole expedition. At first they photographed it in various ways, but then lost interest in it and even stopped to notice it.
Nothing alive, only snow and the sun. The nearest settlement is 300 km far.
One can admire the snow forever. It rings under your feet and shines in the sun... Local people distinguish dozens of different types of snow.
The sun is also absolutely different here. It is not bright, like in a haze, and colors everything around in yellow.
The river ended and the crew went out into the tundra.
Almost every day they changed the wheels. Two cars had no inner tubes, and tires at low pressure quickly let out the air.
Guys on the KAMAZ had to change the wheels as well. One wheel, by the way, weights 100 kg.