Russian

Elagin Vasily

DOB: February 20 1953, Moscow.
The organiser and leader of Marine Live-ice Automobile Expedition (MLAE) as well as the Yemelya vehicle chief designer. He has got a degree in geology and holds the title of the International class master of Sport in alpine climbing, being a Decorated master of Sports of the USSR. His main achievements are: Mount Everest and Cho Oyu ascending, Kangchenjunga traverse (the Himalayas), Aconcagua (South America), Mount Vinson ascending (the Antarctic). Vasily is into sea sailing, has taken part in Paris-Dakar rally and organized Paris-Moscow-Beijing rally. Vasily has had an experience of riding 1000 km on a snow scooter Buran. He has participated in a series of vehicle Polar Ring expeditions, which has inspired him to design a vehicle which will reach the North Pole. In March of 2008 his Yemelya vehicle left Salekhard and later that year reached the most northern point of the Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago – cape Arctic. In March-April of 2009 he led a group of 7 people which, having started from Severnaya Zemlya in 2 vehicles, reached the North Pole. Vasily participated in MLAE-2008, MLAE-2009, MLAE-2011 and MLAE-2013.

Obikhod Vladimir

DOB: September 2 1955, Korosten, Zhitomir region.
Took part as a driver-engineer in MLAE-2008. Vladimir graduated from MSTU named after Bauman as an engineer-mechanic. He holds the title of the International class master of Sport in alpine climbing. His main achievements are: Khan Tengri, The Peak of Communism, Annapurna, Lhotse and Mount Everest ascending. Vladimir has got a medal for courage. At the moment he is working as an engineer in a scientific research institute. He took part in MLAE-2008, MLAE-2009, MLAE-2011 and MLAE-2013.

Shkrabkin Alexey

DOB: September 23 1957, Moscow.
He has worked as a climbing trainer for 10 years now. His main achievements are: Mount Elbrus, Shkhara and Kyrgyz-Ata ascending. Alexei has got a grade in climbing, mountain skiing and water tourism. His favourite places are Putorana Plateau, Shantar Islands in the Sea of Okhotsk. He took part in MLAE-2009 and MLAE-2013.

Kozlov Nikolai

DOB: September 1 1983, Dugna village, Kaluga region.
After finishing school he learnt to be a carpenter and a driver, and then served in the army. After that Nikolai learnt to be a welder as well as a turner, a miller and a mechanic. He can drive heavy-load vehicles, a skidder and an excavator. He has his own timber-mill business. From 2008 to 2012 Nikolai worked as a season driver in geological expeditions in West Siberia. He took part in MLAE-2013.

Kuptsov Vladimir

DOB: April 21 1957, Moscow.
Artist, designer, photographer. Full member of the Russian geographical society. Member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia. Member Moscow culture and art Leagues "Metropolis". Explored a cave "Snezhnaya". Participant of expeditions of Russian national team on mountaineering in the Himalayas and mountains Karakoruma.

Iskhakov Albert


Moscow, Ph.D., member of the Russian Academy of Electrotechnical Sciences. The last of the Soviet climbers completed the qualifying standard of USSR master of sports of the international class.