Expedition - About

The route runs along the volcanic ring of land through the countries of Russia - USA - Canada - USA - Mexico - Guatemala - El Salvador - Nicaragua - Costa Rica - Panama - Colombia - Ecuador - Peru - Chile - Argentina - Antarctica - New Zealand - Australia - Indonesia - Philippines - Japan - Russia. The expedition started in February 2011 and is unique in that it is a continuous passage around the globe along the "Pacific Ring of Fire." In 900 days, the travelers will cross five continents, climb the highest active and inactive volcanoes, and cross all the continents and islands included in the Pacific Ring of Fire. They will trek across places of ancient civilizations, deserts, glaciers, canyons, mountain ranges, including the longest mountain range in the world, an island inhabited by cannibals, and some of the most developed nations today. The trip is divided into stages, each of which will be connected only via active methods of transportation: on foot, skis, motorcycles, bicycles, boats, or catamaran. Throughout the expedition, travelers will research and film material for a documentary. This expedition is the first of its kind both in Russian history and in world sports, as it is an uninterrupted round trip along the "Pacific Ring of Fire" using active methods of transport. Over 70,000 km will be covered. Footage during the 900 day trip will air on television regularly once a month. Each week, a Russian radio station will broadcast interviews throughout the duration of the expedition. Newspapers and magazines will also receive information directly "from the wheels”. Once completed, a documentary will air on TV on the expedition, followed by a screening on Russian TV channels.

Stages of the expedition:
1. North America
2. South America
3. Antarctica
4. Australia
5. Papua New Guinea - Indonesia
6. Philippines - Japan
7. Russia

Expedition "900 Days - Fire Ring of the Earth." Making a first in human history, this team will complete a long-term continuous circumnavigation of the Earth. They will travel along the volcanic ring of fire around the Pacific Ocean to each of the intersection points of the continents. During the expedition, the team will conduct scientific and meteorological observations and research of the highest volcanoes of the planet and its volcanic activity. This will be used to determine the dynamics of their changes over the past 100 years since the last time such studies were conducted on the volcanic activity from the past 19 - 20 centuries. The collected data will be analyzed to assess the impact of volcanic activity on the safety of people living in the volcanic zones, as well as tour groups and scientific expeditions that venture there. The health of the expedition team will be monitored for the guidelines and standard safety precautions to climb the active volcanoes. Preparation and publication of practical techniques necessary to perform the climbs will help to save lives of those in the areas of seismic activity. Members of the team underwent program execution workshops to train for the expedition, as they had no prior special sport or research training. Information, materials and artifacts on the ethnography of the study areas will be collected in order to prepare a virtual museum of the expedition on the Internet. A documentary of the expedition will air on central Russian TV. Books, albums, video and audio media of the expedition will also be published.

translated by Cynthia