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Ancient Lake Baikal is in the mountainous Russian region of Siberia.

The deepest lake and the largest single body of fresh water on earth, it is one of the most beautiful, but most dangerous places to cross in the frozen winter world!

THE PROJECT

February 10, 2020 – February 17, 2020

A group of international adventure motorcyclists on an epic journey to one of the most under-documented natural, cultural & historical landmarks in the world – Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia.

⦿ 6 MOTORCYCLES

⦿ LAKE BAIKAL

⦿ SIBERIAN WINTER

⦿ TV DOCUMENTARY

In the depths of a frozen Siberian winter, the team will undertake a world record-breaking attempt to traverse Lake Baikal’s frozen, ice pack surface by motorbike, unsupported.

The entire project is being documented for Film, TV, Radio and Social Media. In a world first our media and communications partners will enable a global audience of Adventure Bikers, Endurance enthusiasts and Armchair explorers to follow every mile of the project from our base at Abbeyleix, Ireland to Siberia, Russia.

LET’S MAKE A WORLD RECORD…

We’re taking on the toughest challenge thinkable and showcasing an adventure of a lifetime. We aim to…

  • Make a Guiness World Record: set the bar and make it hard to break. This is dangerous, extremely cold, -40°C conditions, there is a constant risk of falling through the ice.

  • People & Culture: meet the indigenous people, learn about their culture to offer a deeper narrative of Siberian’s unfamiliar lifestyle.

  • Document the undiscovered: delivering a captivating, entertaining & raw exploration of the geographical wonders and mysteries of Lake Baikal.

  • Demonstrating a step-by-step process on how easy adventure travel can be for the average person.

MEET THE ADVENTURERS

Adventure Motorcyclists from all Corners of the Globe

The Leaders
Gary O'Keeffe
The Adventurer

Gary O‘Keeffe

GARY O‘KEEFFE

THE ADVENTURER

Entrepreneur and driving force behind these thrill seekers. A natural storyteller, Gary runs his popular blog ‘1 Eye On The World’, where he documents his hilarious & compelling overseas adventures which attract a global audience.

Declan McEvoy
The Brains

Declan Mcevoy

DECLAN McEVOY

THE BRAINS

An adventure Motorcyclist for decades, serial entrepreneur and logistics expert on major projects such as the Chernobyl Cycle, Declan is no stranger to Russia, visiting 18 cities via motorbike in the past, he is very familiar with the Russian culture and language.

THE BAIKAL RIDERS

KAROLIS MIELIAUSKAS
THE SURVIVALIST

KAROLIS MIELIAUSKAS

KAROLIS MIELIAUSKAS

THE SURVIVALIST

Cold Weather Survival Expert, adventure traveler & Inspirational Speaker. Karolis has just completed his latest challenge: The Coldest Ride, where he rode to the coldest inhabited place on Earth – Oymyakon. He made sure the trip was survivable for his team.

Fritz Kreis
THE BEAUTY

FRITZ KREIS

FRITZ KREIS

THE BEAUTY

An avid motorhead – Fritz has completed:

Two expeditions to the artic circle on snowmobiles, conquered Mount Kilimanjaro, scaled 6000m of ice in Ecuador, sailed through a Pacific Storm and travelled around the entire world in an unmodified Mini Cooper.

Mark Kemp
THE BALANCE

MARK KEMP

MARK KEMP

THE BALANCE

Founder of the adventure motorcycle cult site – BAM RIDERS. Mark has completed trips from Magadan to the UK and led the 2014 BAM RIDERS Eastern BAM challenge

 

 

Kevin Emans
THE BRAWN

KEVIN EMANS

KEVIN EMANS

THE BRAWN

This Guinness World Record holder and motorist’s natural sense of adventure is impossible to suppress – completing risky mixed gas dives on famous wreck sites of The Lusitania, The Britanic, and WW1 Battle of Jutland site in the North Sea, to exploring uncharted territories globally.

Deepak Kamath
THE EXPERT

DEEPAK KAMATH

DEEPAK KAMATH

THE EXPERT

Best known for his record breaking round-the-world trip in 60 days, Deepak completed a Trans-Siberian Odyssey on Bajaj Dominars, riding from the Pamir Highway to Magadan in East Russia and is sure to be invaluable on the epic journey,

THE FILMMAKER
Claudio Von Planta

CLAUDIO VON PLANTA

THE SHOOTER

Multi-award winning director and filmmaker. Claudio has filmed & directed high octane adventure projects including Long Way Round, and has the gift of getting the best character out of someone on camera. Take a look at his achievements at www.vonplanta.net.

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