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To the Pole:
There and Back Again

Transarctic Automobile Expedition is a journey to the North Pole to be made by eight Russian daredevils on the amateur built Burlak AT (all-terrain) vehicles.
Their goal is to update the world record set in 2009, when the North Pole was for the first time reached using wheeled vehicles. The new expedition plans to reach the Pole independently, without having to deliver fuel and food by air, and then return to the mainland under its own power.

Log Book

Travelers’ notes on the expedition: From the construction of AT vehicles to the conquest of the Pole.


ТАСС: Разработанный на Урале грузовой арктический вездеход успешно прошел испытания Грузовой вездеход "Бурлак", разработанный командой уральских инженеров, успешно прошел испытания в окрестностях Екатеринбурга. В дальнейшем его можно использовать в арктических регионах для (read more...)


Наш «Бурлак» и его создатель Алексей Макаров стали героями очередного выпуска блога о бизнесе «Трансформатор»! Правда, во время съемок что-то пошло не так... Но, не будем спойлерить — смотрим! P.S. Мы на 10, 22, 30 минутах выпуска. (read more...)


Construction of Burlak-1

What should the vehicle, on which the life of the travelers in the Arctic depends, be like? Prior to starting the construction, the expedition members huddle in a workshop to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the first all-terrain vehicles, namely Makar and Shuttle. The new vehicle will be miles better! It is bigger, more reliable, and more comfortable.

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Expedition Stages


Testing of Burlak AT Vehicle Prototype

The test drive was held in March in the Kara Sea. It was determined which design changes are to be made in the construction of two Burlak all-terrain vehicles which will go to the North Pole.


The Construction of Two Arctic ATVs

In spring 2018, after the construction and re-testing, the two Burlaks will reach the starting point, which is the polar station on the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago, and the crew will return home.


An Attempt to Conquer the North Pole

The gathering of the crew, the delivery of fuel and food for the expedition. It is planned to get to the North Pole and back in 1.5–2 months, travelling for about 100 km per day.