MLAE-2011

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MLAE-2011 is a two vehicle expedition with a crew of seven following the route: Dudinka, Russia - North Pole - Resolute Bay, Canada.

The expedition has been organized by the Russian Center For Arctic Exploration and is carried out under the patronage of the Special Representative of the President of Russian Federation In International Cooperation In The Arctic and the first vice-president of the [http://int.rgo.ru/ Russian Geographical Society] A.N. Chilingarov. http://int.rgo.ru/news/sea-ice-automobile-expedition-2011/ The expedition is currently traversing the ice of the Arctic Ocean under the flag of Russian Geographical Society. Upon reaching the North Pole, the expedition will head south to Canada and is expected to wrap up in Resolute (Qasuittuq), in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, around June 15, 2011.

The expeditionary crew is traveling in two custom built amphibious vehicles “Yemelya-3” and “Yemelya-4”

The expedition is headed by Russian explorer and engineer - Vasily Elagin (Василий Елагин). Expedition progress on route is satellite tracked and recorded.