Permafrost, the perpetual frozen ground, archive of our planet

Eastern Sayan: Batagol Mine - Deep in permafrost- Credit: Ekaterina Smirnova
Eastern Sayan: Batagol Mine – Deep in permafrost- Credit: Ekaterina Smirnova

This is the follow-up of a chat I had about permafrost with Marina from Sakha The information presented below comes from « Siberian BAM guide« , by Athol Yates and Nicholas Zvegintzov, Traiblazer edition 2001, page 238. Continuer à lire … « Permafrost, the perpetual frozen ground, archive of our planet »

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Jean Pierre Alibert, Batagol et le pays secret des Soyots, juillet 2008

La mine perdue

Badma Dondokov au sommet de Batagol

En Sibérie Orientale, à 1 500 m d’altitude, sur le plateau de l’Oka, au cœur de la solitude des monts Sayans, le temps ne s’est pas arrêté. Mais, au cours de nos pérégrinations, dans le pays secret des Soyots, je n’ai pas croisé un seul habitant, connaissant ma nationalité, sans qu’il ne mentionne la mine de Batagol fondée par le français Jean-Pierre Alibert en 1848. Continuer à lire … « Jean Pierre Alibert, Batagol et le pays secret des Soyots, juillet 2008 »

Visiting Baikal Lake in winter – February/March 2007

Back to Baikal

225519_10150182573279803_843286_nAfter my Transiberian trip in Summer 2006, I was back on Baikal Lake between February 23 and March 11, 2007. I want to say a very special thank to those who helped me to prepare it. Because of them, I could plan everything, without using any travel agency avoiding « packages »; I must once again specially mention my Irkutsk friends, the unique Igor Ushakov and the precious Ekaterina Slobodchikova. Continuer à lire … « Visiting Baikal Lake in winter – February/March 2007 »

From Moscow to Vladivostok with Trans-Siberian and BAM train – Summer 2006

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On 08/07/06, I landed in Moscow Sheremetyevo. Pasha, sent by Baikal Complex, was there for my transfer to the homestay. This homestay was well located, at a walking distance, 2 metro stations, from the Red Square. Continuer à lire … « From Moscow to Vladivostok with Trans-Siberian and BAM train – Summer 2006 »