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 Merited master of Sports of the USSR. His main achievements are: Mount Everest and Cho Oyu ascents, Kangchenjunga traverse (the Himalayas), Aconcagua (South America), Mount Vinson ascent (the Antarctic). Vasily is into sea sailing, has taken part in Paris-Dakar rally and one of team members for preparation of 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. In 2013, the expedition on the second-generation vehicles «Yemelya-3» and «Yemelya-4» crossed the ocean and covered 4000 km without support from the outside. Nevertheless, this did not help in forcing Alexey Shkrabkin to give up smoking. Vasily participated in MLAE-2008, MLAE-2009, MLAE-2011, MLAE-2013, MLAE-2014 and MLAE-2015.

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, MLAE-2014 and MLAE-2015.

Makarov Alexey

DOB: August 13 1964, Ekaterinburg.
Candidate master in motorsports, motor vehicle designer, organizer of the travel project "Roads of the Urals", Northern expeditions on "Makar" ATVs, the chief of the planned automobile trans-Arctic expedition and the designer of "Burlak" ATV. Since 2001 he took part in more than 50 regional, All-Russian and international motor racing competitions. Bronze medalist of the 2005 Russian championship on trophy raid, one of the winners in the nomination "Cultural navigation" of the international transcontinental motor rally "Expedition trophy" held on the route Murmansk - Vladivostok. In 2009-2015 on "Makar" ATVs he traveled all over the Northern Urals and Polar Urals, reached the Taimyr and Yamal.