Toyota Powered Buses Got from Russia to Canada via North Pole

There are two main options available if you want to go from Russia to Canada, either you get a boat to cross the Pacific Ocean, or, if you have sea sickness, you can take a plane and get there straight in total comfort. However, some Russian explorers proved that if you don’t like flying or boats, there is still another way...
Toyota Powered Busses on Ice 1 photo
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Yes, driving. But it wont be a regular Sunday drive to visit grandma though, as you will need a specially adapted vehicle to cross over drifting ice via North Pole.

A band of brave Russian adventurers led by Vassili Ielaguine used two special modified busses to travel more than 4,000 km (2,485 mile) in a week from the Russian archipelago Severnaya Zemlya to Resolute Bay in North Canada.

The busses were built around 2-liter Toyota diesel engines and they were fitted huge bloat tires to tackle the difficult icy terrain. The special busses were also carrying 3 tons of donated fuel and supplies, achieving a 10 km/h (6.2 mph) average speed.

Full story at Phys Org
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