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Arctic 2020: Week Three Roundup

A speed record has already fallen on Lake Baikal, and multiple crossings are underway, as we enter peak season on the Siberian lake. Meanwhile, a sledding expedition in Lapland hits the halfway point, and a French pair battle across the Canadian Arctic far more slowly than they had anticipated. Lake Baikal On March 7, Mike Stevenson (GBR) broke the speed record for a solo crossing of 639km-long Baikal. He completed his journey in 11 days, 14 hours and 11 minutes, averaging about 55km a day. Smelling the finish, he upped that to 60km during his last few days. Carlos Garcia (Spain) overcame last week’s problems of fuel leaks, broken stoves and frostbite to complete his own crossing on March 8, in 15 days and 7 hours.  By March 4, he had covered 490km, but the following few days brought strong…

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Originally posted 2020-03-11 08:37:05.

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