These are video's provided by Richard Parkes from the 2008 Russia trip. Russia is different to a lot of other adventures as it's convoy when in Russia as the track needs real team work to navigate with all vehicles working together to get everyone through successfully.
1. First River Crossing
This is our first river crossing and Chris made a mistake of not following Neil's line and got wedged on a rock. The video is speeded up as it was quite long. You see the attempts to pull the 110 backwards but it's wedged solid so the hi-lift is used to dis-lodge it.
2. Second River Crossing
Our second river crossing was a bit deeper and faster, the main problem being the exit the other side which was too churned up by trucks to get straight up so we had to turn left and work our way round to get back on the track.
3. Track Getting Rockier
This is 4 days into the track and it has deteriorated to the point where it looks more like a river than a track.
4. Crossing Road We Built
As we got deeper into the wilderness the track kept on getting worse. We reached a point where it turned to bog and we needed to get the vehicles across a section of the bog. The solution was to build a base that would allow us to use waffles to drive over the bog. This took a good few hours collecting existing logs from the area and cutting down dead trees. The video shows the crossing of our makeshift road, the target was the edge of the lake where we were able to drive round the boggy section and re-join the track.
5. More Bog
Constant team work now getting all the vehicles through. Progress was slow in places and one particularly difficult section took us about 4 hours to get all vehicles across 800 metres.
6. Crossing Dodgy Bridge
The second week runs down to and along the White Sea, the tracks were much better but quite a few of the bridges were very dodgy. This video shows us crossing one of the bridges and the 110 with the skinny tyres is particularly impressive.
7. Beach Driving
Driving along the white sea coast, this beach section ran for miles, part of the playing is from the externally mounted bullet camera.
8. Heading West
The return trip along the coast was via tracks and a bit more relaxed.