I’m pleased to report that Phil and I successfully completed our expedition to cross Lake Baikal on March 18th. We walked into the town of Severobaikalsk, our finish point, having walked 634 km over 19 days. By the end of the trip we were comfortably putting in 30-40 km days, and arrived well within our predicted 20-22 day schedule.
We lost unsupported status by collecting additional fuel at Olkhon Island, and by using a hut on two occasions (avoiding bears on the second hut stay!).
I’ll be on BBC Radio Leicester on Wednesday morning, and we’ll be publishing photos and words via various print and online media outlets in the coming weeks. Keep your eye’s peeled.
Thanks to you all for following our journey across this amazing lake. You can view our final GPS tracks here.