«The north is near» expedition
We are making the North reachable!
About the project
"The North Is Near" expedition is a journey of a group of enthusiasts in Burlak all-terrain vehicles. Over 6 thousand kilometers from Novy Urengoy to Anadyr on off-road terrain unprepared for movement of standard vehicles. The plans of the expedition are to visit inhabited localities, which, for most of the year, can be reached only in rarely favorable weather or by air. The expedition dates are from March 5th to April 10th, 2019.
Our mission is to prove that many inhabited localities of the Russian North are not so far away and cut off from civilization, as it seems if you have the latest all-terrain vehicles. And even the severe weather conditions and off-road are no longer an obstacle.
Chief designer of Makar Offroad company, creator of Burlak and Makar AT vehicles. Candidate Master of Sports in Motorsports, organizer and leader of several north expeditions in the vehicles of his own production.
Author of the idea
Founder of Maxim international ride-hailing service. Extreme leisure enthusiast, traveler, participant of the vehicle expedition to the Arctic Ocean in 2016.
Famous TV and radio host, journalist. The best reporter in Russia according to TEFI television critic club in 2013. His next goal is to make an exciting film about "The North Is Near" expedition.
Video blogger, traveler
His nickname is Max Trawor. He visited 60 countries, his dream is to travel the whole world. To participate in the expedition, he will go to the Russian North right from his own yacht in the Caribbean.
The expedition vehicles are three Burlak AT vehicles with a 6x6 expedition and cargo configuration, provided by Makar Offroad company.
Burlak is a mobile home made by Makar Offroad company, ready for any challenge. Hermetic body, water propeller for maneuvering among ice breaks, the interior equipped with berths, a kitchen, and even a shower unit will help the team to withstand the harsh polar conditions. All the necessary equipment and food the travelers will take with them.