The Project

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 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.

Mission Milestones

  • Vehicle build and technical preparation completed by the end of November 2019
  • December 5, 2019 – Team shakedown in Finland
  • December 2019/January 2020 –  Team fitness prep
  • Mission start February 3, 2020 – Travel to Baikal
  • February 10 – 17, 2020 – On the ice

 

LET’S MAKE A WORLD RECORD…

An eclectic mix of multi-national, experienced motorcyclists are 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. This adventure will be well documented with massive media exposure from our media partners.

  • 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.

VON PLANTA PRODUCTIONS

We have engaged the services of an AWARD WINNING production company  – VON PLANTA PRODUCTIONS – to assist with the preparation, filming and high-quality editing.