- Project Story
Oymyakon and Verkhoyansk, two small villages in sub-arctic Siberia, both claim they are the coldest inhabited place on earth. This feud has been going on for decades. The towns are 650 kilometres apart, and the temperatures range from -60 to -90, which corresponds to the average temperatures on Mars.
Henk and Anthony will trek from Oymyakon to Verkhoyansk, in winter. Arguably the most miserable journey in the world. Henk will film the adventure, and Anthony will write a book about it.
Anthony Galvin is a best-selling author, one of Ireland’s most experienced crime journalists, and somewhat of a polar expert.
You might call Tony a well-rounded individual, a jack-of-all-trades, or a loose cannon. He held the world record for the longest public lecture (62 hours); summited five peaks, in five countries, in five days, and is trained as a nuclear physicist.
Henk van der Klok is a filmmaker, TEDx speaker, and serial adventurer who specialises in long-distance, non-motorised expeditions.
Among his journeys is a Source to Sea paddle of the Mississippi River, and a 6000 km walk across Europe and the Middle-East— which he doing right now (without money.) Henk wasn't very good at nine-to-five but discovered he's a lot better at being cold, wet and enduring blisters.
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